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Busy Spring

Monday, May 22, 2023


Happy Monday, Friends!  

It has been a very busy spring for me, I'm happy to say!  I've been traveling, getting involved in my community groups, and gardening...A LOT of gardening!  

I recently attended a sorority luncheon at the beautiful Rotunda Club at Samford University.  I sat with our fearless leader, Fran, and Patrice, our state's DAR Regent.  
I look forward to becoming more involved with DAR this year.

I thought I'd share a little preview of posts I'm working on for you.

April showers bring May flowers, and tomorrow's post is chock-full of beautiful floral beauties, like the striking red dahlia, above.  I'll also share a pretty combination for a large container garden.

I was gifted a copy of The Batch Lady's newest cookbook, Cooking On a Budget.  There are so many delicious recipes and cost-saving ideas in this book.  I am loving it, and summer is the time to develop new time-saving habits.  I know I'd rather spend more time outside than in the kitchen! 

I've been working so hard to take care of things that have been let go for a very long time.  I spent several weeks deep cleaning our lake cabin and redecorating the main bedroom.  It is taking me so much longer these days to get anything accomplished, so my patience has been tested for sure!  Deep cleaning is not blog worthy, but I think the new look of our lake cabin's bedroom is.

We've been traveling a lot in 2023, and I will share two trips on my Tales of the Traveling Tote post coming-up June 1st.

Here's a hint from one of our trips.

I haven't been reading as much, but I haven't posted many reviews lately.  I've planned a mini review post for June 2nd, and I've challenged myself to write no more than five sentences per review.  It isn't easy!

My birthday books
Folks know what I like!

I haven't missed an art class in a long time, and I'm so happy about that because the Red Dot Gallery is my happy place!  I will write a post later in the summer updating my art projects.

This isn't my breakfast, but I hope you think it looks like it!

Which one of these posts interests you the most?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill

1 comment

  1. So good to hear from you Ricki Jill! I'm glad you've been busy doing the things you love, and I look forward to all your upcoming posts!


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