Monday, April 28, 2008

Another week



Things here have been quite "normal" after the agitated days of First Communion - and preparations to it - and the birhday of my oldest daughter.
The days were hot and that was not necessary at all. But now the weather is more pleasent.
The good thing of the hot days was the amount of laundry I washed.
Yesterday began a new week and it won't be free of agitation again: my birthday girl decided that she will have a party next 1 of May because, as nobody works and goes to school, everybidy will be able to come to her party.
So, party preparations, here I go: shopping, see if I have everything I need, see if the table towels are ready, etc. And double clean the house too. I want that everybody find the house spotless. Add to all this the fact that I work outside everyday all day long.
Well, never mind. Working outside brings me money and having all that work and trouble with the party makes my girl so happy.
Other subject. I'm thinking of changing my header. The title Alfazema (lavender) has everything to do with me but I think I don't need to always have an alfazema picture because the title has to do with me.
So I will think which one will be next.
For today I leave you with some pictures from a garden my husband restaured and mantains here.

The lake

The swan

Such beauty.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A lot of good moments - and parties

The rose

I have been quite busy this week, or rather, occupied in everyday duties. Lot's of hours at work. I don't like it.
Well, I couldn't post anything at all and I was uppset with that.
Today I'm all happy in my house and I'm not going to work because here we don't work today, every year in this day, because a lot of years ago people made a revolution that some people liked and others din't.
So, the good thing is in this day we don't go to work.
Here I'm am all happy.
As promised, here it goes some more pictures of ny girl's First Communion.
The cake and other cakes.

First Communion cake

First Communion party

A carnation from a bunch I bought t decorate the house in that wonderful day.



And now pictures of my big girl birthday party that happened the day after the other one had hers. It was only for us. She decided that a bigger one will be made in the firts of may because it's holiday and everybody will be able to come.

17 !

And here is her cake.

17 !

It was a lot of work to alight all these candles and then blowing them out.

Note: the rose above is the one my 8 years old girl gave to Our Lady after taking her First Communion.
happy days, do doubt. We have been very happy amd lucky. Praise the Lord.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

First Communion



I'm so tired but I'm happy.

Since some time ago I have been preparing The First Communion of my 8 year old girl.

Today was the big day.

What I felt and the great importance of all that is so much I really can't tell about that today.

But I think I will tell more about it this week.

In the picture above she is giving a rose to Our Lady after taking her Communion and in this one is the rose she gave.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Good morning



Just this beautiful pink flower to say good morning to you.
I will be very busy all day long in big preparations for tomorow. I will try to come back later but I'm not sure if I can.
Tomorow is a big day for us.
Stay tuned.

Monday, April 14, 2008



I was invited by Alexandra of Happy Hearts at Home to do the Meme "I've Got The Urge To... "

So here it goes.

I got the urge to:

1 . Don't work outside my home - even if the money I earn is quite a lot - and To Be a full time Wife, Mother and Homemaker.




2. Go and take Communion now and to be with my God, my Creator and my Redemer, the One who is always with me and The Reason why I live - but for that I need to not work out everyday ; I need to be that stay at home woman. Because I'm not, I only can go to Mass and take Communion on Sundays.



To England



3. Go to England. I have always the urge to go to England. I feel so well there. If I was a rich woman I'd go there every month. Well, never mind.

4. Go to Rome. I went there once and I was crazy about it. Everything: Italy and most of all, the Vatican. Ah!... I feel at home there.

And now little things:

Drying clothes outside

5.
Just stay at home.
Doing laundry.
Tidy up my house.
Open the windows .
Take care of the plants.
Just breathe and give thanks.

I invite everybody who wants to do this Meme to do it.

Just tell me you are doing it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rain and sun



For a lot of days this was the view from my window: rain and more rain.
Well, I can't complaint because lately we had some sun which gave us such a display of amazing clouds, as you can see here.





But today I was awekened by a splendorous sun. As I came down from my room, I saw the pelargonium that stays in my stairs windowsill bathed with sun.
I couldn't resist taking a picture.
Look at that.



Today I will wash a lot of laundry to take advantage of this glourious day.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A wintery day



Today we are having a wintery day.
Not that I complaint because I like the rain and the cold. The problem is that after such a heat, it's quite strange to have a strong change.
But never mind. Better the rain the the heat.
Can you see the rain?

Here in the day



and now in the evening.



Look to the street lamps.



Let's see how the weather is tomorow.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Spring, sometimes nice, sometimes hot



After some rain





we had two days of horrid heat. Looks like today it will be better. Tomorow, they say will be cloudy and cooler and on monday it will rain.
I do hope so.
Today I will catch up on my laundry because it's saturday and I will stay home. In the begining of the week, to give me courage to go out of my house and work outside, some cool weather and rain.
Thanks to God.



My pelargoniums began to flower, saying Spring is in the air. I don't mind Spring, what I can't stand is the heat but, after this heat wave, it will be good again for some time.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Colours in my life - red

I realized that, when I was doing that series of Colours of my life, I didn't post about red. So, it is today.

Red velvet

This is a poinsetia my husband gave me at Christmas time. The problem is I'm not very lucky with with them so he keeps giving me one every Christmas time.

Red pelargonium

This pelarnonium belongs to my mother. It's quite old. Used to belong to my grandmother who was a realy good gardener. I wish I could say the same about myself.

This one is mine. A diferent kind of red.

Bursting in red

And now a lot of red roses my husband gave me several times. Some are darker then the others because belong to different times.

Again







My husband gave me

Roses from my husband

Now some anthuriums given to me by the same man. Not all of them are red.

The rainbow

My red glasses. Guess who gave me.

My glasses

My collection of Camilo Castelo Branco books - a 18 century portugese writer.

Camilo Castelo Branco

And now some of the lovely roses my mother gave me at my birthday last October.

Roses from my mother

Tha's all. Not many red things in my life.