Today, it rained and rained and rained in our part of northern Texas. Before this, the sweet aroma of yellow and white honeysuckle swelled through humidity, the warm air. Wisteria has come and nearly gone, already? I've taught the kids down the street and my five year old niece, Rubi, how to separate a suckle to find the purest of sweet juice. It wasn't long though before they lost interest. Too much precision involved, and the tiny little pinhead dot of juice after they pulled out the stem wasn't worth their focus.
A miniature deep velvety red rose bush Gera and I uprooted from the side of our house and replanted one Mother's Day (in honor of his mother and my daughter) is blooming with madness. It's been in its new place for ... 3 of the 5 years we've lived in our home and is a beautiful reminder. When the rain stops, I hope to plant my great grandmother's favorite: rose moss. It's so low maintenance and so beautiful in the variety of colors.
So, we're simply enjoying the rains and staying in. I'm finishing up some great books, red wine, Gera made nopalis with vegetables and a little red meat.
We've watched several old movies in Spanish. I even napped for an hour...could have went for two, but my mother came by to pick up some items I bought for her to list on her ebay store. God knows she's where I get my "easy to please" gene. She brought me fresh, near red-orange sweet potatoes. She's such a beautiful presence to encounter at any time.
Tomorrow, we're supposed to have yet more rain and more tornado watches, floods, and all that...and this will be good. I'm staying in to babysit my ever-so cute little 2month old nephew, Abis and his sister, my love, Rubi. This Wednesday I'll have Cierra, my sister's 7 month old. Looking forward to it. No shortage of babies, and the funny thing is after spending a day or two with any of them, I'm pooped. I've come to the realization that I'm grandmother material. I'm getting a good fill with the nieces and new nephew.
Our weekend has been peaceful and dreamy, I hope yours is lively and well...you probably have lots of sun wherever you are...
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