Tuesday, August 4, 2009
My family is very important to me. They have stood by me through thick and through thin. In the photo above you see my sister, Myra, and my niece, Robin. I am there on the left. We are at a wonderful restaurant in Austin, Texas called "Green Pastures". This restaurant is in a beautiful old Victorian home. We have a tradition of going there for Christmas brunch. Their specialty is a drink called "milk punch". It is yummy. It is not egg-nog. I am not a real fan of egg-nog. This is more along the line of a vanilla milkshake with a little something "extra" ; ) If you google "milk punch", I think you can get the recipe on line. Myra is retired, and she teaches crafts each week to the ladies in the retirement village where she lives. Robin is a speech therapist for our local school district and does a wonderful job. She loves shoes!!! In a later post I will introduce you to my sons and daughter-in-laws.
The second picture is of my cottage garden. I have lived in my home for six years, and I have worked on my garden as well. I always say, "Who needs grass when you can plant flowers!" Most of my roses are of the antique or old garden variety.
The last picture is of my favorite lamp. I have had it for many years. I had looked for one like it for many months but just never found the one I really wanted. Then I saw this one in an antique store in Fairfield, Texas. It was love at first sight! The man who I purchased it from said it was painted by a lady in California, and that she had been an artist at one time for Walt Disney Studios. The signature looks like: "Eames" to me. Anyway, it is my favorite.
I am wishing you all a wonderful week and many blessings.
Posted by Vicki at 2:49 PM