I'm not really blaming the moon for anything. It accompanied me on one of my morning walks this week and I just wanted to share the photos with you. I just thought it was a catchy title!
I slept in this morning. I've looked forward to it for days and it lived up to my expectations.
I'll be scrambling the rest of the weekend to "get stuff done", but it was totally worth it.
I spotted a small patch of bluebonnets Tuesday. By Thursday, I noticed them blooming all along Austin's roadsides, together with Indian Paintbrushes.
So it's official: Spring has arrived in Austin!
No photos yet, unfortunately. For some reason bluebonnets don't bloom in Long Hollow, but my big girl camera is going back in my bag in case I see a safe place to pull over when I'm out driving to snap some.
After meeting every two weeks for two years ... supporting, critiquing, and encouraging each other ... my writing group has disbanded. Temporarily, we hope.
I admitted defeat in my battle for writing time last week, and stepped out of the group. I was the third of the original members to do so in just a few weeks because of the demands of our lives.
Then this past week a fourth announced she was pregnant with her first child. She knew she wouldn't be able to focus on her writing or give the group the attention it required for several months.
It's bittersweet, to say the least, but I know we'll all still be there for one another... supporting, encouraging, and even critiquing each other's work. Just not in person every two weeks.
I got together with friends on Thursday night to celebrate my friend Karen's 54th birthday with dinner and a movie. She chose "The Muppets Most Wanted".
I have nothing against the muppets, mind you, and love some of the characters, but it wouldn't have been my first choice by a long shot. I wasn't alone. We joked that our gift to Karen was watching it with her.
But I'll admit to the world that I loved it! So creative, and the supporting actors like Tina Fey were hilarious. It had us laughing out loud, probably scaring the little boy watching it with his dad a few rows in front of us. They were the only other ones in the theater with us.
Time to search for the other muppet movies on Netflix.
My mom is doing much better lately. She had so many changes in her life in such a short time that sent her reeling, but she's settling into a routine, learning to accept the realities she's been given.
I'm grateful she's so close and that the home where she's staying is, for the most part, full of people who truly care about the residents.
Thank you to all my friends who took the time to send her a card or note to brighten her day.
It's the smallest things we do that often make the biggest difference in someone's life, isn't it?