These days of summer are flying by. Here's a closer look at the last few weeks.
I don't remember when, but one evening this month, twin sister shared her orange cake with me. This cake is a taste of my childhood. Mother used to make an orange cake, with a creamy white frosting. I remember how she put the ingredients together in a white mixing bowl and beat until the icing was shiny and perfect.
If things are moving along at a normal pace, I see sugar plum weekly. There are weeks that, for one reason or another, get missed, but not many. I can't go long without the pleasure of her company. That baby girl is growing like a weed.
This was a day I will look back on in months to come and sigh. So much sweetness in one place. At times, it feels as if my heart will burst. Sugar plum loves watching Uncatan (yes, she finally got another syllable in there) mow the lawn. On this day, he helped her get her gardening gloves on so she could help him pick up pine cones. Later in the day, she did what she loves to do ... help me make mac-n-cheese. Tell me she'll stay this little awhile longer.
Last Thursday evening, The Man and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary at Morton's. The atmosphere here is ideal for a date night, and the food is simply divine.
Dining at Morton's is always a first-class experience. When you arrive, they ask if you're celebrating a special event. If so, they want details. Then, they stamp a menu with a congratulatory note, along with the date. It makes for a lovely memento for the scrapbook.
At some point in the evening, your server takes a photo of you with your special someone ...
... then delivers it to you printed out in a folder, along with a personal note.
And what a joy it was! Pie slept like a champ and woke up with the biggest happy face you ever saw. Love her!
On the weekend, The Man and I drove over to be with my wonderful mom and dad. They are both doing well, and time together grows more precious with each passing day.
In other news, scrapbooking is inching right along. I'm still a year behind, but, hey, I was a year-and-a-half behind when I started, so I guess that's good news. Ha!
Well, that about wraps it up from the retirement home. Summertime is winding down, the kids headed back to school, the days growing shorter. You wouldn't know it by the temperatures in and around my woods, but the calendar says the Autumnal Equinox will be here in 38 days. It will take awhile for the cooler weather to find us here in the South, but just as summer follows spring, fall will arrive, my favorite time of year, that blessed respite from the sultry days of summer.
Until next time, beautiful kindred spirits, may your days be filled with sweet moments, and enough memories to last a lifetime.