We had to run a few errands today and stopped in one of our favorite stores, Dorothy Lane Market. They have the most wonderful, delectable goodies and the sweetest bakery department in town. On Saturdays there are samples galore and Grace had a ball. The store employees were tickled that this young girl tried everything! She loved the veggies and fruit, the juices, the cheeses and the tiny samples of their specialty sandwiches. Oh so good. Of course there were samples of some wonderful baked goods. Oh the chocolate! Why, even the olives look like a work of art! Is there anything in nature more colorful than peppers? The lovely Spring flower arrangements were a breath of fresh air on a cold Winter's day. When we had finished our errands, we decided to have lunch at one of our favorite places, Christopher's. Grace, Mom and I each had their tomato and chicken salad plate and oh how good it was. Bill said the BBQ sandwich was Heaven on a bun! When we arrived home, 2 boxes were waiting on me. The first box contained my 3rd order from sweet Kathy at Hens N Daisies. Kathy even included one of her dear Easter tags. Isn't this one beautiful? I have two other hearts from Kathy and am awaiting another! I adore them! Kathy's things are a delight, as is she! The second box had the most precious painting from Donna at Donna's Art. Isn't this nest painting wonderful? Thank you Donna! I love it! I hope to purchase more of her lovely work in the future! I purchased these two Spode plates recently and have placed them at opposite ends of the mantel. (See Barbara? I spelled it correctly!!) They keep the Staffordshire dogs company there. I love playing with my mantel...changing it seasonally or on a whim. And this is a little thrift shop purchase. I fell in love with it and had to give it a proper home...well as proper as my home ever gets. Ahem. Just a sweet little pin dish and, for only $1, how could I go wrong! We are going to run by our favorite Chinese place for take out this evening, then head to my buddy *T*'s for dinner and a movie. Tonight we will be watching "Michael Clayton". I have not seen as many of the Oscar nod films this year so look forward to this one. I hope your weekend is sweet. The sun is shining here for the first time in a week...it just looks *happy* outside! Do something good for YOU and remember to smile as often as you can. You are all a blessing to me.
Love and Hugs, Susie Q