Ed has been out working in the yard yesterday and today. It is looking so nice! Here's the evidence of his hard work! *smile*
I used to do all of the flower-planting and mulching but when I became unable to do so, Ed took over and he does do a great job. AND he told me yesterday that he never realized how much he would enjoy it! During the past few years, I've given him a little direction and he has planted alot of perennials and we love them!!! I mean, it is like having "free" flowers every year!! AND they get bigger and spread and sometimes multiply! I will still buy some annuals and make hanging baskets and flower pots for the porches but I've not done that yet. I need to get with it! BUT, once again, there's a growing little boy in the house and that makes "hopping to it" just a smidge more of a challenge than what it used to be! *smile* Hopefully, I can get my flowers and potting soil this weekend and get started!
Daniel and Erin got me the OSU garden stone for Mother's Day! *smile* They also took me out to dinner a couple of weeks ago! They are so good to me!
Ed took me to Jack's Steak House for dinner Friday evening because that is where I wanted to go. I don't like to go to dinner on Mother's Day because every place is so crowded, so we came home from church and I grilled out chicken breasts that I had marinating in lemon pepper marinade. I also fixed escalloped potatoes and peas/carrots. It was yummy!! I told Ed that he gets to fix Father's Day dinner!! *smile* (just kidding)
Oh, and I had a dear friend stop by Friday. We hadn't had a nice visit for so long and she brought me the loveliest card and a beautiful hanging basket. We shared some coffee and sweet treats and really enjoyed our time together.
Also, a young man, who used to be in our youth group, sent me a letter in which he wished me Happy Mother's Day. I hadn't heard from him for so long and had had him on my mind so much this past week. I was thrilled to hear from him!
The amazing thing about these two things that I just told you about is this: I had been feeling kind of lonely this past week. I know. It seems kind of silly. I had been to church at least three or four times. Ed's been here with me. Daniel and Erin had been in and out, getting Jaylon and so on. Still, I just couldn't shake the lonely feeling. And then to have my friend stop by unexpectedly! AND then to get a letter from this young man! I cannot begin to tell you how much each meant to me. I know the Lord knew how much I needed them. He does so care about every aspect of our daily lives!
I am so thankful for the people in my life. The Lord has blessed me with precious friends and I just love people.
I think my lonely feeling may have come from the fact that I don't get out nearly as much now that I take care of little Jaylon. Part of the reason has been the lack of a lightweight stroller that I handle. Well, I now have one and so I've no excuse for not getting out a bit more! *smile*
Have stroller-will travel!