Sunday, March 09, 2014

A Wonderful Week

Almost every week is a wonderful week, but this past one was exceptional.  I was out and about and saw friends at the Monday Morning Koffee Klatch group.  Caught up on what had been going on and what was going to happen.  ALWAYS something going to happen!   It was good to get out and walk again.  I stopped in the Blue Door bakery where the Mexican check out girl asked if I was feeling all right and was my operation successful!  I was rather speechless, as this conversation was in Spanish, and how she knew I'll never know.........it was sweet.  When I went to the beauty shop later that day, the same thing happened!  That IS one of the nice things about living in a small town.
On Tuesday, Matilda and Sebastian came over.  Matilda had had her 6th birthday while I was gone but I had asked her what she wanted.  She wanted a "Cinderella" dress.  So, while in Houston, four days after surgery, Hannah (my 16 year old granddaughter) and I went shopping for a Cinderella dress.  LUCKILY, we found it in the first store.  It could not have been more perfect.  As you can see, it had purple and pink.  Purple is Matilda's favorite color.  Not only that it came with a headband and adorable ballet slippers.
 
 
I knew she was pleased by this really sweet smile she gets on her face.  Then the twirling began along with the checking of herself in the big mirror in the dining room.  What a fun time we had

Sebastian was happy with his truck, his shovel and dirt.  Griffen. the neighbor's dog watched all the activity.  It was cute to watch.  They are never here long enough.  At the end, before they left, they plopped on the chaise together to watch cartoons for a few minutes.  It was an adorable sight.  Wish I had gotten a photo of that!

As the week rolled on, I met with an author who is going to write a guest blog for Babsblog.  A fascinating well published man.  Then, of course, the nursery to buy plants to replenish the very few who needed replacing. As you know, for me, working in the garden is a cathartic exercise for me.

One of the good parts of it all is time spent at home just enjoying the tranquility, the monarchs flying through, the birds singing, a good book and superb music.  Life is good!


A footnote:
By the way, I cannot explain why the one photo is on the left and smaller.  I tried and tried to move it over........honestly sometimes this computer drives me crazy  Add to that that I still cannot download the photos from Picasa and I again apologize for these photos not being that good.........in this manner.

14 comments:

Shannon said...

So glad to have you home and healthy. What a lovely post, Matilda looks like Alice in Wonderland. Adorable!

Babs said...

Thanks Shannon. Indeed it is wonderful to be home.

Let's do get together in the next couple of weeks to plan what we kept saying we were going to do.......ok?

Retired Teacher said...

Glad to hear that you are back to enjoying life to the fullest in San Miguel!

Babs said...

Thanks Bill.......indeed, I'm over being grumpy, ha.

Billie Mercer said...

Matilda looks adorable in her new dress. I love reading your blog and enjoying all the everyday things in your life.

Babs said...

Thanks Billie. That means a lot to me coming from you! If it hadn't been for your encouragement I would never have had this delightful experience.....you and the blog have enriched my life more then you will ever know.

Cheryl said...

Your grand kids are so adorable. I will be back in a couple of weeks,let's get together .

Babs said...

Cheryl, I would love that! Just give me a call....or email me or whatever!

angelinem said...

This sounds like a pretty perfect day, and life in San Miguel Allende. Matilda looks so cute, I also love the leggings with that dress. We've just had our first granddaughter, after 3 boys, and I can't wait to buy her a Cinderella dress!
Have a wonderful week.

Babs said...

Angelinem, you are going to have so much fun with a granddaughter! I found that little dress for Mati at Marshall's. They have adorable children's clothes there.

Enjoy and thanks for commenting!

Sharon said...

A wonderful week, indeed! Those Cinderella dresses are so much fun, I'd like to wear one just one more time. :-)

Sharon
Boston (yep, it's snowing again with more planned for later this week)

Babs said...

Sharon, me too! To twirl one more time would be a treat. All little girls love twirly dresses.

I CANNOT believe that ya'll are still getting snow. Goodness gracious.

Hang in there. It HAS to stop sometime, doesn't it?

Marilyn Krichman said...

Babs, Re the Picasa problem, Google is phasing out Picasa and moving everything into Google plus. Try googling Picasa albums and you will find lots of information about how to retrieve your photos.

Babs said...

Thanks Marilyn. The message I had on Picasa and Google was that I had "cookies" which prevented me from downloading from Picasa to Blogspot.

I'll try anything at this point!