Tomorrow July 18th is my birthday. I will be celebrating it without my husband
for the first time in 24 years of marriage. David has been down in Texas since
June 14th. He took most of our deck furniture with him in a small trailer and I
don't have my patio table here anymore. Since the mornings are the most comfortable
time of the day, I decided that I will have my birthday breakfast for one on the deck
one last time.
I am using a TV table that I painted a few years ago and a card table chair.
Talk about elegant lol ~ but hey, one has to make the most of what is
This has been the loveliest deck. It is shaded by the most enormous tree
that has irritated my neighbor for the past 20 years. My neighbor is sweet
and I do get along with her very well but she hates trees! When she and her
husband moved into their historic Queen Anne Victorian nearly 60 years ago,
they cut down every tree in the yard! That would not be possible now as
we live in one of the historical districts and with the exception of disease,
trees may not be cut down. But to keep our friendship, every couple of
years my husband trims the branches of this grand old tree that overhangs into
her yard. She is always happy when it's done, but she would prefer if we
cut it down. Of course that's where I draw the line because I am a bit
of a tree hugger.
David will be back here at the end of the month. I miss him so much.
This has been a very difficult separation for us both, but we are
on the tail end, so we will get through it.
Yesterday ~ July 16th was David's birthday. We always have a
three day celebration, so when he returns we will celebrate together.
I painted this TV tray in honor of our cottage which turned 100 years old this year.
Now in keeping with that tradition, I will have to paint another TV tray for our house in
Texas which was built in 1948. I'm a sentimental, sappy kind of girl.
Happily Joining ~
Okay Bentley ~ what should we have for breakfast?
I say we because I know you will want to share some with me!
Susan and Bentley