Yesterday was absolutely cold and dreary. I had gotten up, showered, dressed, threw a load of laundry into the washer and was thinking about all of the things that I had to get done. I had things to do, people to see, errands to run. I looked over at Liesl who was all tucked into a blanket on the sofa and thought that she had a much better idea. So I sat down with a cup of tea, my stitching, and soon had a small dog sleeping with her head in my lap. It was a little bit of Heaven. I ended up stitching, reading, napping, puttering around the house, and just being in the moment all day. It is so rare that a day like that comes along, and I am so glad I got to enjoy it.
Today was gorgeous and warm. I started the day with a long walk on the beach with Liesl. She was so happy that she kept running in circles and jumping up on me. She thinks this is hilarious. She was covered in sand when we got home so she had to have a B-A-T-H. She forgave me quickly though. The chicken jerky helped. :) While she was drying I got to watch the race, and got to see Tony come in second. Whoohoo!!!
The weather was so beautiful that I had to go out and work in the garden. I love being in my garden. It is such a happy place. I have a beautiful tree that I think are white lilacs that smell heavenly when they are heated up by the sun. I love to just breathe in that beautiful scent. I spent much of the afternoon out in the sunshine, planting wildflower seeds in one of the beds, transplanting some things, watering, weeding and just enjoying my little paradise.
The best part of the day was that late in the day one of my very best friends called me and told me that she had made a plant for my kitchen, and had cut a pretty rose in her garden today and wanted to give them to me. So we ended up going to a little deli and had a bowl of soup for dinner and got to have a leisurely chat. We have been friends for almost ten years now and I treasure our friendship. After dinner she gave me the rose in the picture (which smells divine), and the pretty plant, as well as the little banana bread. (She loves to bake for her hubby and children.) What wonderful treasures. I am trying to think of something nice to stitch for her as a surprise gift.
It was such a perfect weekend. I never could have planned it. It just sort of fell into place.
Hope you had a perfect weekend, too!