Holidays always make for busy times for me and even Mother's Day doubles my Friday workload but I am thankful for the business.
After chores, devotions and a short walk which was filled with beautiful new spring color and these blooming Honeysuckles bringing back such sweet memories each year when I have to sample the sweet nectar inside these long tubular blossoms. When I was growing up I would anxiously wait for these flowers to bloom each spring and relish the sweetness as I sipped their nectar and inhaled the wonderful aroma they give off .
This Rhodie beside my sewing shop is looking a bit shaggy this year with only a few pretty blossoms.
I got 2 purple wandering Jew hanging baskets .....
1 Swedish Ivy hanging basket .....
I also got several flower bedding plants along with some cucumber and squash to replace the seeds that I planted that haven't come up.
When I got home in a light rain I went ahead and set out all the flowers so they could get a nice drink of rain. I also moved things around on the porches and put up all the hanging baskets.
I came inside and turned the ovens back on and finished baking 2 chocolate layer cakes, 4 pound cakes , 2 blackberry wine cakes and 2 pans of brownies and turned the ovens off around 4:00.
I had a visit from a friend , Judy Merrell , picking up a caramel cake and we always find way too much to talk about !!
It has been a cool day with the light mist of rain falling on and off all afternoon.
After we watched the news and weather on TV we did chores early as the heavier rains are headed our way soon.
Just as darkness fell thunder and lightening started with heavy rain as the front sped through our arrea.
The fast moving front only dropped 4/10ths inch of rain but gave us a pretty bad lightening show.
I spent the evening in the kitchen icing cakes and getting things ready for this Saturday before Mother's Day market day.
I managed to fall into bed at 11:30 tonight thankful for a day filled with Heavenly blessings and Love from my wonderful Heavenly Father.
God Bless and Good Night.