I have planned and paced my activities in preparation for my Good Friday Luncheon.
Wednesday was my cleaning day....
and I took out some time to check on our garden and was THRILLED to see little green tomatoes and a tiny banana pepper. The onions are looking good, too!
I planned the menu and sent out messages to the family so I could get a head count.
I made some adjustments to what I had planned and will not make the Easter Bread until Saturday.
The Angel Graham Bars will be on Monday or Tuesday so I will have some to take to my doctor when I get my physical.
I added cookies, though!
Chip-less for Louis Dean and peanut butter/chocolate chips for the rest!
We actually went to bed before midnight last night so this morning I was awake by 8:00, out of the bedroom by 9:00 and busy buzzing around by 10:00!
I cleaned out the fridge before going to the grocery store so that meant we ate whatever leftovers we could find!
Louis Dean's lunch was a work of art!
He fixed it himself and ate every single bite!
I dressed - make up and hair, too - and left the house for the first time since I came home from church on Palm Sunday!
I'm always of two minds which grocery store to go to shop.
I don't really LIKE grocery shopping and Walmart is my least favorite.
I like Aldi but you can't get everything on your list there so I would still have to go somewhere else.
For some reason, Louis Dean all of a sudden doesn't like Kroger! I have no idea why! He suggested I go to Tom Thumb and since that's the nicest one as well as the nearest one - that's where I went!
I got everything on my list!!!
When I drove up, I honked the horn and Louis Dean came out and unloaded it all for me and I put it all up and started cooking and baking.
I decided to make a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Done!
Candied Carrots. Done!
I set the kitchen table up for appetizers.
I prepared the simple syrup and fruit for white sangria.
I still need to slice up the cheese tray but I may do that in the morning along with the strawberry garden salad I'll make. Which reminds me, I need to make the dressing for that tonight!
I finished up and went outside to look for Louis Dean.
He's been working all day in his storage building organizing all his
Good grief!!!! I never even dreamt he would actually DO this!!!
Day is done and time to put our feet up and relax!
I had one dark corner so I strung up some lights before I sat down.
We are enjoying being outside with this nice weather!
Things are as ready as they will ever be!!!
Let me leave you with a few pictures from my stepson, Shihan Dean Chapman!
This photo was earlier this week!
The meadow is one of my favorite places!
All lush and green!
I am so looking forward to going down there next week!
But what a difference 24 hours made!!
The same place Dean was working out - covered in water!
It's an adventure down there!
I'm hoping it dries out and doesn't rain so we can get in!
And just look at Sherry's new little chicks!!!
I can't WAIT to get back to the country!!!
But first - Good Friday and Easter Sunday!