A Day (or Three) In My Life

Hello, Friend!  I hope you are well wherever you are when this post finds you.

I’m currently sitting on the back patio watching the birds on a gorgeous May afternoon.  I can hear cardinals, house finches, titmice, and blue jays calling, singing, squeaking, and buzzing from the canopy overhead and behind us.  Though it’s a warm, sunny day, there’s a lovely light breeze in the shade keeping me cool and bringing the last scent of quickly fading lilac across the yard to me.  It is a springtime feast for the senses!

Yesterday and today have been absolutely joyful days as my typically excessive MS fatigue has lessened and allowed me to be up and about more than usual.  So, naturally, I rode my scooter over to the lake in our neighborhood yesterday and soaked in some Vitamin D and the beauty of God’s creation around me.

American Bullfrog
Baby starlings waiting for Mom to come back with a meal.
This looks so peaceful, but…
… this is the reality.  I walked down to the water’s edge and, of course, MS gal lost her balance and stepped in the water 😜.
Weeds can be beautiful too!
Ladybug 🐞!

After I rode back home from the lake, I decided to sit under the birches in the backyard.

Isn’t this a delicious view through the treetops?
One of my favorite corners of the garden.
My Mother-in-law came for a visit last weekend and was watching the birds at the feeders when she suddenly exclaimed, “Turkey!”.  My Hubby caught this pic with his phone before it flew away.  I’ve seen several turkeys in the woods around our neighborhood, but this is the first one who’s ever flown over the fence for a visit.  It was quite exciting 🦃!
Blue Jay
My tripod broke last week and as I was waiting for the new one to be delivered, some of my favorite springtime visitors dropped by for a snack.  Rose-breasted Grosbeaks only stay in the Ozarks for a small window of time as they migrate north each year.  If I would have had a tripod the picture would have been sharper.  There’s always next year.
Cute, but greedy varmint.
Laudy’s turn to help me with my Bible study 😻
I think I had three PDF patterns that needed to be put together. It took several days last week to get the job done, but Pip and I persevered.
My sister asked me to make a dress for her from a pattern company I had never used before. Experience has taught me to try out a pattern before using precious fabric. I traced off my size onto butcher paper and am in the middle of making the dress for myself from fabric in my stash to check the fit. So far so good.
I used some of my energy yesterday to clean the kitchen sink with Soft Scrub. Aren’t the patterns pretty?
My Mom gave me this Chicago Metallic meatloaf pan several years ago. The raised insert allows the fat to drip through the holes, keeping the meat from getting soggy.
Hubby loves ketchup drizzled over meatloaf before it’s baked.
Dinner is served! Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, salad, and homemade Rice Krispie Treat.
Laudy says, “That’s all, folks.”
So does Pip.

Thanks for stopping by. May God be with you! ❤️, Amy

2 thoughts on “A Day (or Three) In My Life

  1. Is it bad that I had a giggle about you overbalancing and stepping in the water? I bet once you caught yourself and regained your balance, although soggy, you had a giggle too 😉 I love meatloaf, haven’t made one for a while but as we’re going into the colder seasons, I’ll be making one I think. I like it with mash potato, steam veg and gravy! It looks like you’re wearing the BTPD double gauze in the last pic with Pip, what did you make, or are you using it as a blanket (which is very tempting to me right now, sitting at my desk!) Hope to see you Thursday/Friday on Zoom if you’re up to it 💟

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    1. I definitely laughed too because it’s not the first time I’ve had soggy socks by the lakeside 😜. You’d think I’d learn. Yummy, I love mashed potatoes and gravy with meatloaf too. Maybe I can talk Todd into that version next time 😉. The dress is the Everyday Chic by Sew Different, I got the pattern from Ana’ store. I love double gauze and this one in particular from BTPD is especially soft and lovely to wear. I hope to see you soon on Zoom too! ❤️

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