Saturday, October 30, 2010

First Fall Harvest

The first harvest from my Fall garden - red & green loose leaf lettuce and arugula.
Tender and delicious, especially when topped with homemade French dressing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Birthday Simple Pleasure - Cafe Blue Cupcakes

Cafe Blue Cupcakes

Think about the most delicious, moist cake from your Grandmother's kitchen.  Topped with sweet (but not too sweet!) buttery, turquoise blue frosting.  THAT is the Cafe Blue!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Wearing My Pearls Today

Retro Brown Polka Dot Dress with tulle (Goodwill)
Anne Klein 3 inch open toe heels (Goodwill)
Turquoise sweater - borrowed from Ashleigh's closet! (Church yard sale)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

I know I'm about a month late, but Happy Fall Y'all!

Thank you for your patience during my break from blogging.  Last month, I felt God was leading me to quiet myself and my life.  To step back and look at what matters most.  To make sure the things I say are priorities in my life, are being given their proper attention.  I'm still working on some things, but Lord willing I'll get there!

My time away from blogging has been productive, but also busy.  My mother has been dealing with a stubborn wound on her ankle that would not heal.  Being that she is a diabetic, it was especially troubling.  After numerous appointments to doctors, wound care clinics, we found out she had blockages in her upper thigh that were preventing adequate blood flow to her lower leg.  This Monday, she had surgery to place two stents in her right leg.  The surgery was successful and she seems to be recovering nicely! 

In my mind's eye, my mother is still the same dominant force she was when I was a child.  So it hasn't been easy seeing her struggle with her health in this way.  I've gone from just taking her to her doctors appointments, to sitting in on them and keeping track of numerous medications.  I feel very unprepared to take on this caregiver role.  But it appears to be the season of life I'm slowly moving into.