Today . . . Today was nice and warm, but not like yesterday...yesterday was the most gorgeous day, the sun was shining, there was just a slight breeze and it was almost 80 degrees!! It was as close to a perfect day as we have had all Spring.
I'm thinking . . . Last Wednesday, my husband called me and told me that the lawnmower had blown up...I was a little concerned until he told me that it only quit...violently. I think it blew a rod or something, I don't understand engine lingo. Well, the last thing we wanted to do was buy a new lawn mower, but this will most likely be the last mower we will have to buy.
So, yesterday, they delivered a new mower, and all was well. It only took Bob about an hour to mow the whole lawn! This mower was so fast I thought he might get whiplash a few times! But, my lawn looks beautiful!
I'm thankful . . . For birthdays. Clara Jo turned 7!
Hollyhocks and mailboxes...
Little boys, dogs and tire swings...
Care Free Days, by Jim Daly
I'm wearing . . . I finally broke out my capris, and it seemed like a long time coming! So, I'm wearing denim capris, and a floral striped t-shirt. Have I mentioned that I'm so glad it's warm?!
I'm creating . . . It's a secret, I'll show you after the baby is born....
I'm reading . . . Cold Sassy Tree.
I picked this book up at a thrift store for $1.00. It's all written exactly like it would have been said in, Georgia, in 1906...it's a fun read! The characters in this book are fun and kind of crazy!
The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around - fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckly milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. The young Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a major scandal. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpas's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience. As the newlyweds's chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his one-armed, renegade grandfather's second adolescence; meanwhile, he does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it; he kisses his first girl, and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, resplendent novel - about a romance that rocks and entire town, about a boys passage through the momentous but elusive year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. Inhabited by characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy, Georgia, is a perfect setting for the debut of a storyteller of rare brio, exuberance and style.
I'm listening to this . . .
I'm looking forward to . . . Babysitting this cute boy tomorrow! It's his mommy's birthday, so he gets to stay with grandma and grandpa while dad takes her to lunch.
In the kitchen . . . Homemade pizza, with my favorite pizza dough recipe. I got this recipe from one of my cousins when I was a teenager, it's a go to favorite for my whole family, turns out perfect every time!
Opal's Pizza Dough
1 1/2 warm water
2 Tbls. oil
1 Tbls. salt
1 Tbls. yeast
2 Tbls. sugar
3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
Mix the water, oil, yeast and sugar together, add a few cups of flour and the salt. I use my KitchenAid and mix with the flour to form a soft, but not too sticky dough. I let it raise while I get my other pizza toppings ready. Put your toppings on the pizza and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is toasty and melty. This will make two nice size pizzas or one thick pizza on a large cookie sheet.
Just sayin' . . .
A moment from my day . . . And of course, I will leave you with a couple of gorgeous sunsets from my backyard!
Hugs and Love,