Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Mexico on the 10th of May? We always celebrate it on a Sunday (the Brunch lobby?) but in Mexico it is the 10th, no matter which day of the week that falls on. So I received a phone call this morning from our friend Fernando saying that he and Federico would be by with tamales that Sylvia had made us to honor me on Mother's Day. (swoon) Imagine! Hot green chili pork tamales freshly made this morning for my breakfast. John had purchased a pink Jasmine for Sylvia (we had planned to deliver it Sunday) so everyone at our house is honored and happy as fat puppies with tamales in our bellies.
Monday night I stopped by to see another friend and snapped these pictures in his pristine garden of a family of trolls that we all make fun of. What is it about trolls? They are just weird and kind of scary like clowns. (Just kidding, Benny.) Not.
On Sunday at the Mary Reike fundraiser I purchased this painting from my friend, Sandy Bakken. She is an amazing painter and I am struck over and over by her unerring sense of color and her delicate sensibility. Don't you just love this canvas? I do.
I am working on a painting and haven't wanted to post until I finished it but another friend e-mailed this morning clamoring for a post so here it is with a smooch attached. It is sunny here and my Dainty Bess rose bloomed for the first time this morning so my mood is wonderful. I hope your day is good too. Now to go work on my painting some more.