Good Afternoon! (At least it is here in Texas!)
Today I am exhausted! Last night Ryan got home at about 6:30pm. He took a shower, got into comfy clothes, and I was 15 minutes from having dinner ready when he got the call to come back into the office.
He didn’t get home last night until 11:30pm. As a result of everything I did to keep myself awake while he was at the office, I couldn’t fall asleep AFTER he got home… which translates into laying awake until sometime around 2:30am. I was then up this morning by 6am to help Ryan pack lunch and dinner for today because today is the very last day of end of year for him. That of course means that I’m running on empty today and I’m daydreaming about another pot of coffee… yep that will be good for me…
So because I don’t have much to say I figured I would share some pictures I took in the spring back in AZ. I have never found time to share them so today is the day!
This is a flower bush that my mom has in her yard back in Phoenix…
Gardenia bush! There is nothing in the world like the smell of a fresh gardenia blossom on a warm spring desert day…
When I was a little girl my family went to Rocky Point, Mexico. In the few days we were there playing on the beach and shopping my Mom and Dad bought several wind chimes made of shells… They still hang from the eves of the porch all these years later…
Pretty aren’t they?
The hibiscus bush in the front yard… I love the color of these blooms!
This little cactus has a story! When I was a little tiny girl (Probably 6 or 7) we used to go to our cabin in Prescott, AZ for the summer every year. One summer I dug out this cactus for my mom and she brought it home and planted it in the yard. It had 2 little knobs on it back then… it now has over 50!
One morning when I walked out onto the front porch I heard little chirps and was thrilled to find these baby doves up in the eves! Aren’t they adorable?
Seeing the doves got me thinking and so I started paying attention. It wasn’t long before I found a true treasure! I found a hummingbird nest!!!
I tore around the front of the house to find a ladder and climbed up to take some pictures. Don’t worry I used a telephoto lens I didn’t get too close!
Keep in mind that this little jewel in the making is the size of my thumb from the last knuckle to the tip of my nail. Such a beauty!
Well, I guess back to real life huh? Or at least present times… I’m getting ready to take another trip home to Phoenix, (I told you about that in my last… for the birth of my new nephew) Whenever I leave Ryan home alone for long periods of time I try to make sure he’ll be well taken care of. I have been cooking like a fiend for the last few weeks.
Check out my freezer! Turkey taco soup, kielbasa stew, beef stew, tortilla chicken soup… along with frozen slices of sourdough and pumpernickel bread….
Then there’s the main freezer! Lasagna and garlic bread, corn chowder, curry chicken soup, homemade chicken pot pies, chicken and dressing casserole, broccoli casserole….
You name it, it’s in there! There is nothing in the freezer other than the butter and peas there in the front that isn’t a ready made meal for Ryan! Holy cow that was a lot of work!
The sad part is that today I have nothing to eat for dinner or lunch! I got a little carried away with freezing things! LOL At least I know I have plenty of choices for what I want to thaw and eat!
I guess that’s it for me today. I have plenty to do today while Ryan’s working and some more prep work for my trip! That of course will all depend on if I can get going for the day.
Take care all,