Old Navy Swings into Spring

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Friday Files

Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you had a good week.  All is well here.  I took my first walk since we moved in.  I knew the route well - it is the same one that I took the last time I lived here.

This weekend, our #2 is coming for lunch on Sunday.  She just bought a new car, and I am excited to take a ride in it.

Here are some things that caught my eye this week.

James Farmer is one of my favorite designers.  

This beauty in Alabama is definitely worth the mention.

This gorgeous home can be found in the beautiful town of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Bill and Melinda Gates have been in the headlines for the past few days.  My girls are graduates of the same high school as Melinda Gates.  Her foundation made a generous visit while my girls were in attendance, and both of them were captivated by her warmth and grace.

Here is a glance at Bill and Melinda's property portfolio.   

Are you thinking of starting a vegetable garden?

Here is a guide for newbies.

How about spicing up your weekly menu?

Take a look at these 30 thirty-minute meals that you'll want to make forever.

Do you look forward to catching up on your reading during the Summer?

Here's a list of the best beach reads of 2021.

This came out on Tuesday, and I am listening to it now.
The author is one of my favorites.

I hope this one is as good.

I'm hot and cold on this author.
The story sounded interesting, so I downloaded it.

Speaking of books, one of my favorite Instagrammers just released her book.

Christina and Stella were also highlighted on Sunday Morning a couple of weeks ago.

It's patio time in Texas.  

* Send this article to your hubby on Mother's Day.
If he doesn't get the hint, put on a pout.

Here's a sneak peek of our patio.  Remember I mentioned that I wanted to have a screened-in porch?  Well, my wish is the Mister's command.  He hired a company that installs roll-down screens.  They will go outside of the arches.  And the best news is that we will get them at the end of this month.

It's very shady back on our patio.  
So I googled shade-loving containersand this one of the items that I found.

Are you a teacher?
Do you know a teacher?
Here's a funny article that lists the funniest tweets by teachers chronicling what it's like to do their job during a pandemic.

Here are some incentives for all of you out there who have yet to get vaccinated.

This is on my must-see list.

This one too!
Has anyone seen this one yet?

More good news...
A Jane Austen novel is being adapted into not one but two features.

Speaking of Hollywood, our girl, Gwyneth, has given a whole new meaning to a loaf of bread.  

As if that's not enough good news, Croc wearers should be very proud when they hear this.

Happy belated to my ex.
Don't pretend you don't read my blog, George.
Rumor has it that you are up to your old tricks again.

Oh, by the way, I may be not be blogging for much longer.

I found my dream job. 

Buy one Get one!!!

Buy one, Get one!


For all of the wonderful Mothers out there - biological or otherwise...

Until next time...

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