Sunday, May 19, 2013

It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon

It is a very beautiful day here in Memphis, TN.  However, I am so sad to say that the HEAT and HUMIDITY have arrived.  We have been very, very fortunate this year to have had such a mild Spring.  I remember last year, we were breaking temperature records in March, with highs in the upper 90s.  Horrible...  So this year has been downright magical in comparison.

I got out this morning and walked for a mile.  That may seem like a pittance to you, but it is a huge milestone (pun intended) for me, and I am feeling very thankful and blessed to be able to do it.  The medicine combined with the shot I got into my hip joint are working beautifully, and I am walking with only a little hip and leg pain.  Very manageable at this point. 

I haven't posted any pictures in a few days so I want to rectify that and catch you up on what's been going on.  First of all, Chance got his summer buzz cut:

Yesterday was my sweet hubby's birthday.  We went out to dinner with friends to celebrate, then came back to the house for ice cream cake.  His favorite -- chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream:

Also yesterday, on the way to pick up the ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins, I stopped at our local Holliday's Florist to use my flower card to get the May flower bouquet.  But, the woman there told me she was out of flower card flowers!  My mouth fell open.......really?  A flower shop out of flowers?  At any rate, she said "Hold on, I'll find you something," and she gave me a little pot of flowers for my May gift.  As she said, these are better than a bouquet.  They will last a lot longer, and even come back again and again.  I was very happy.  The flowers are called "kalanchoe."  I've never seen them and was happy to get them.

More later --


  1. Beautiful cake and I love the flowers! Glad you're having less pain now. I need to get out and walk also, so thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dianne!


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