The jacarandas have been blooming for a couple of weeks. The bourganvillas are blooming and blooming and blooming now that the warm weather is here.
I've been enjoying all of the above. In fact, I took a couple of days of vacation from retirement, ha,
this week to stay home and enjoy mi casa.
Last week I was like a "whirling dervish". This week I've been a Spring slug - moving much slower and not having so many projects.
Since the new chaises are now recovered, I've taken full advantage to go out with a glass of iced tea, a good book and a little suntan lotion to enjoy the chaises, the myriad of flitting hummingbirds and even the bees that are busy skipping from bloom to bloom.
I even actually slept til 8AM the other morning. OMG. THAT never happens.
I've been getting ready for Easter Sunday lunch in stages instead of my usual frenzy of activities.
The eggs are already boiled for the deviled eggs. The carrot cake cupcakes have been iced and are ready. The ingredients for the corn souffle are ready to throw together. And, a spiral ham is the simplest of all. Others are bringing other dishes like potato salad and a fruit salad.
Today I met my son for breakfast at Cafe Monet. Their oatmeal is a delicious treat for me.
Then I bought eggs at Espino's. Looked for paper doilies - no luck and went to buy flowers from the man on the corner. Woo hoo, he was expensive today. He was quoting seventy pesos for just about everything. Including seventy pesos for one stalk of lilies. No way, I said (to myself).
So, I hopped back in the car and drove over to the cemetery. My secret flower vendor on the outside of the cemetery was there. I bought a dozen white gladiolas for 45 pesos. And, to my delight, the flower vendor put in some additional little daisies. That always touches my heart when they give me something extra. Of course, I always reward them with a big smile, a muchas gracias and a propina.
My wish for all of you, no matter where you are and who you are with is