I’m tickled at the thought of emotional involvement with pasta salad. Then I considered the things I’m most nervous to cook — mainly whole chickens — and realized I, too, am emotionally involved when I carve up and plate them. Is there anything that you cook with a certain amount of nerves?
Normally Nora spends the first weekend in May at The Kentucky Derby. This year, she added up 42,000 steps planting her garden. She’s spent THIS weekend on the edge of worry for the plants since Mother Nature decided to revisit winter temps and wind chills.
I’m happy to report the potted plants are safely inside and so far the outdoor plants are holding on.
Before all the cold worries set in, Nora took a video of everything in its place. I’ve edited a little and added some pretty music to accompany the walk Nora takes most spring and summer evenings. Consider this a Mother’s Day gift of sorts.
To everyone who celebrates today, to everyone who has experienced highs, lows, joys and sorrows of helping a young person grow, to mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, beloved friends — we wish you nothing but the best in health and happiness. Stay well!
Nora (and Laura)
I agree with Ford’s opinion fully. Where/how do you shop for happiness? For me it’s photography and a new painting addiction. Making a scene come to live just sends a happy vibe down my spine.
Even when he panics, Ford is creative. Loved that he had no issues with this particular event taking place in front of Gavin. And that he nearly destroyed a window with a paint scraper.
A long-delayed Father/Daughter chat between Gavin and Cilla. Sometimes you can convince yourself that the easy path is the best one, and while Gavin felt he made the right choice for Cilla, at the time, he’d long since realized what he lost by that choice.
And we come full circle from yesterday’s quote about Ford’s shining armor. Do you think think that this would amaze Cilla if anyone stood by her? (Though she was fortunate to find friendship AND romance with Ford.)
Beyond the humor, I like the honesty of Cilla’s question. She’s still getting used to Ford’s straightforward approach (with humor) compared to all the workarounds she faced growing up.
When I chose this quote, Ford’s condensing of Cilla’s observation made me consider this very weird time and space. Do you agree with his assessment? Have you found any good in this spring of 2020?
Cilla builds so much more than a home in Tribute. I loved that Patty and Angie made it so easy for her to find family.
I think part of the appeal of Ford for Cilla is his absolute rejection of pushing her into doing things his way. This comes after her mother approaches Cilla about a three-generation review (again) through Husband #5.