And now a few photos of the past few days.
I repotted an African Violet that was not doing well. I hope it perks up here in it's new little pot. I don't seem to have much luck when it comes to violets.
Piper's other Grandma and Grandpa are visiting them and I'm SO jealous. They wanted us to visit at the same time for Easter, but I'm still under "no fly" orders for a few more weeks. (I see the cardiologist again next week.) We so enjoy visiting with Dennis and Marilyn and maybe you remember they even came here to see us for a week two summers ago. It's nice to get along with your in-laws so well. We often try to time our visits to Mandy & Brad's so we're there at the same time.
You can tell Piper is thrilled Grandma is there. Marilyn worked at an elementary school in the library for years and she always keeps Miss Piper supplied in books. Fun!
A friend from high school that I haven't seen in years asked me to send a picture to her. I detest pictures of myself but here it is. A selfie. I look scared or something. Ha! Look at all of those chins!
Our friend Pam has been living in Spokane for about 10 months while her and her husband were trying to flip a house they bought online. Her husband was back home in Indiana. She visited our church and started coming to the Bible study we have here at our house on Thursday nights. What a wonderful gift we have been given with her friendship. Unfortunately it hasn't been a good house flipping experience for her. Several contractors have taken the money she provided and ran, without completing the work. They are giving up and listing the house as is, because she misses her husband and wants to go home. Last night was her last Bible study with us, so I got her a cake. It's supposed to say, "Safe Travels Pam. We will miss you." The writing isn't the best, but goodness, the cake was delicious. White cake with raspberry filling. Yum! Dennis and Neal are going to load her Uhaul trailer tomorrow and she'll leave after church Sunday to begin her drive home. We will sure miss her.
"It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun had stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last."
Wednesday I got a "bee in my bonnet" to make a crocheted bunting for the island. Here it is about 5 hours later. So simple. So easy. Such a LOT of ends to weave in! Seriously those ends were the most tedious part. But I really like it...what do you think? I think the flower garland will remain on my Hoosier cabinet and this one on the island for the summer months. Bright and cheerful.
I'm going to close today with one of my favorite hymns of old that reminds me of what happened on that Good Friday so many years ago. I pray that each of you will take a moment to remember the reason that we celebrate Easter this Sunday. HE IS RISEN! For you. And for me.
Lead Me to Calvary
King of my life, I crown Thee now, Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow, Lead me to Calvary.
Show me the tomb where Thou was laid, Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed, Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.
Let me like Mary through the gloom, Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb, Lead me to Calvary.
May I be willing, Lord to bear, Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share, Thou hast borne all for me.
LEST I FORGET GETHSEMANE; LEST I FORGET THINE AGONY;
LEST I FORGET THY LOVE FOR ME, LEAD ME TO CALVARY.
But this wasn't the end. Sunday came. He rose and He lives today! May you have a Happy Easter.