Friday, April 21, 2017

A New Trend!!

Dear Fellow Bloggers,

I know you think I moved away to a foreign land or am hibernating in a nearby place! However, neither is true!  It's been Holy Week at church and much business around that!

I'm going to start a new trend, I think!!!  I didn't get my Easter tree on the blog before Easter.  (You may also recall that my St. Patrick's tree was late, too!!)  Maybe this should just be the way I do things now!  hahaha  But I didn't want to let the holiday slip by without showing the tree!  So, here it is!  I'll be switching to a Spring tree this week!

Speaking of Easter, I had lunch at my house.  My child and his family didn't come.....they went somewhere else.  I was a little bit disappointed, but I decided that I would not be sad and sit around and cry!  SO, I called several people that are alone, and we all got together at my house and had a wonderful time!  It was such a lovely lunch, and everyone seemed so glad to be included!  I guess when life gives you lemons, you must make lemonade!!  I forgot to take a photo of my table, which was pretty with my mother's ceramic rabbits in the center of the table.  I took this after I had washed all the dishes except the glasses and chargers.  I couldn't believe I forgot my camera!!  Oh well, this gives a general idea.  It was very festive!

Holy Week and Easter were beautiful at the Cathedral.  Everything went so well and the music was fabulous!  (If I do say so myself!)  The choir was wonderful and I had a flute soloist along with the pleasure of playing our wonderful pipe organ.  The church was decorated to a "T" and looked gorgeous.  This is a panoramic photo of the Cathedral.  It's so beautiful!!!

My dear friend Janie has told me that she is coming for a visit in May, so we will try to get some finishing done!  We both have a stack to deal with, so I hope to show progress soon!!

Well, you know I have to show my granddaughter!  She came to visit me and we had a nice time!  We went outside on the porch for a while.  I had noticed her squinting and sneezing previously in the bright sun, so I had gotten some fun leopard sunglasses! You're never too young to be fashionable!!!

When we went inside, a certain kitty was not particularly pleased to have attention-getting competition at our house!  As I went to put her in the bed for a nap, Omar jumped in and gave a forlorn look!!  I think he feels he's been demoted!!  hahaha

Finally, here's a sweet smile to close with!

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate the few readers I have left!  I have been so sporadic in my posting, but I'm determined to continue my blog!  Thank you for visiting, and please stop by again soon!



Vickie said...

Your Easter tree looks wonderful Frances! Good for you having friends over for Easter lunch. Zoe looks just precious in her sunglasses. :D

Carol said...

What a sweet, happy baby Zoe is, Frances!! So adorable. Our Easter was a big lonely, too--none of our sons were here for dinner. Next year, I think I'll do what you did--great idea :)

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful Easter tree and table scene you created. I wish I had heard all the wonderful Holy Week music. I'm sure being part of its creation soothed your soul. And that sweet grand baby certainly didn't hurt! What a sweetheart. Kudos to you for filling your lemonade pitcher; I'm sure you made your guests Easter a much happier day.

Justine said...

What a gorgeous smile your Granddaughter has! I'm not surprised Omar is a bit jealous.
A lovely idea to invite friends round for Easter meal.
Your cathedral looks beautiful.
Hope you are keeping well xx

diamondc said...

Frances: She is adorable so cute, what a smile, it could melt a heart.
Love your Easter Tree, it is beautiful, you do have a knack for decorating.
The Sanctuary in your Cathedral is beautiful.
Your dining room is stunning.
So happy you had company.


Beth said...

Enjoy your posts Frances. Most when you are able, there's no schedule. I am sure that you were ultra busy during the week before Easter. Such a cute grandbaby - little ones bring us the gift of joy.

jhm said...

Considering how much life has changed for you, I think you are doing just fine with your blog. Others have no excuse and still ignore it.
I'll keep reading as long as you are writing.


Astrids dragon said...

I love your Easter tree! I'm so glad you invited friends for Easter, that's what we do too sometimes and it makes it so nice for everyone.
OMGoodness, your granddaughter is so adorable!

Andrea said...

Your tree is delightful. A great idea to have your friends around. Perhaps one of them can do the same in a few months and make it a regular occurrence. Your GD looks so cool in those sunglasses.

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Frances. Your granddaughter is so very sweet. And that smile? It will melt the hardest heart. LOL

I think that you shouldn't think of yourself as being late for a're just early for next year!

I'm glad that you were able to share a special day with friends. We cannot control how things work out, but we can control how we feel about it. Definitely make lemonade.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Thanks for still blogging. Good to catch up. Our kids were no- shows for Easter too!!

koi seo said...

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