This week was full with my normal life events. . . but there were some very special moments to celebrate, too.
Starting with last Saturday. . . .I attended the annual Strawberry Festival at the Vaile Mansion in Independence, MO.
Antique and flea market vendors set up shop on the grounds of the mansion.
It's usually a good sale, but sadly, for me, it wasn't this year. So many of the regular vendors (antiques/flea market) no longer sell here. . . instead there were a lot more booths featuring hand made items and TONS and TONS of jewelry booths.
However, I did enjoy my "breakfast" of strawberry shortcake and ice cream!! Yes, I was eating this around 9:30 a.m.!!! What a great treat!
Early in the morning, these musicians entertained the shoppers.
I did locate a kindred spirit!! She broke her arm while setting up the reception site for her daughter's wedding! I told her I had tripped on an uneven sidewalk. . .she got her toe stuck in an electrical outlet on the floor of the venue!
She shared that, even though she was in lots of pain, there was "no blood and no bones showing" so she continued with the plans. .. the wedding and the reception, then went to the emergency room afterwards! What a mom!
Since I struck out finding treasures at The Strawberry Festival, I hit a couple of garage sales in our neighborhood. I struck out there, too, but enjoyed looking.
Later Saturday afternoon, we attended the "tri-fecta" of birthday parties!! My son and family celebrated the birthdays of our little 6 year old Grand Girl and our 3 year old Grand Boy!!
AND it was our son's 36th birthday as well!!
I can't possibly be old enough to have a 36 year old. . . can I? :)
He's a wonderful son and has brought us so much joy over the years! Earlier that morning, he ran a 10K. . .what a way to celebrate a birthday!!
Moving on. . .
I decided to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jublilee by having tea and cucumber sandwiches. I got in a little "royal wave" practice, too!
As the days go by, I've learned to do more and more while wearing a splint. See, this week I was able to get an exam glove over my hand. . .mostly! :) Actually, that was my first attempt. I can now put them on without tearing. So, doing dishes is a lot easier!
One day, a sweet friend, delivered this wonderful gift to us! She said that box of PINK cuppy cakes just jumped in her shopping cart!! They do have a tendency to do that!!
THE STONE RABBIT and I have been nibbling on these great treats. . .they are wonderful spirit lifters!!
Thank you, Michelle.
Another great "spirit lifter" is exercise. On Wednesday, I honored National Running Day by completing a 3.1 mile WALK around our neighborhood. I was "running" in my mind. . .but have to wait until my hand heals to do that physically.
And today. . .my groom and I are celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary. OK. . .I guess I am old enough to have that 36 year old son!! :)
Whew. . .no wonder I'm tired. There was a lot going on!
Someplace else where there's a lot going on is at Beverly's blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
Be sure to visit her and all of the great bloggers who are ready to share their PINKS with you today!
Happy Pink Saturday!!