|our sweet Tux's face up close|
I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend. However, the news with all the severe weather, tornadoes, and flash flooding has kept everyone from relaxing too much. We did go over to my son's house for a bar-b-que Monday afternoon, and had a lovely time with family, but didn't stay too long with the weather threatening. Too much flash-flooding (although luckily we didn't come across any in our area - north east of Dallas).
Apparently San Antonio and Austin were hit hard too. My daughter sent a video of the high water crossing the road leading to their house. And there were numerous videos of cars being caught and people being either rescued or swept away. We had planned to go to Terrell this week to visit Ham's Peach Orchard, but after seeing a video of down-town Terrell (the water was over the car tires), we decided to put it off for now.
On a lighter note - I used an old recipe of my mom's for Carrot Cake yesterday. Since I hadn't made a carrot cake in probably 20 years and since I think it's a favorite of my son's, I thought I'd give it a go for Memorial Day. It's not one of those that uses pineapple or raisins, just plain ol' grated carrots... and a touch of cinnamon, but it came out fine... moist and not too sweet. I think you could probably put that cream cheese and pecan icing on anything and it would be good.
|baby chick under mama chick's wing|
Grand daughter texted me to say that they had 4 little chicks hatching at their house. I told her to send me a pic and this is what I got. Isn't it adorable?
I wrote this Tuesday, but forgot to post it. Later in the week I had a day or so of melancholy as can be found on My Mulberry Days site. But it's passed and all is well now...