On Mondays during Lent, people in Eagle Lake gather for a Lenten Lunch at the Methodist Church. Soup and sandwiches are prepared, greetings exchanged, and there's a folder of old-timey hymns sung by everybody. The local pastors take turns giving a brief homily, then the group breaks up and people go their own way. It's mostly an older crowd as you'd expect, people who have known each other forever, and many are related.
This morning, friend and fellow Lions Club member Mike Cooper gave me this snapshot, taken last Monday. Apparently these red shoes with purple and orange trim have become my trademark. He was disappointed in my boring black sandals today. I guess I'll have to break out the red canvas high tops with the embroidered dragons to maintain my reputation.
Spring has finally sprung in our area and bluebonnets abound. My azaleas are blooming. All my instincts tell me to go outside and plant something; I have some agaves to put in front of the house and daughter-in-law Kristi and I are going out seeking other succulents on Friday. Some of the people at the luncheon warned of the possibility of a late freeze--maybe I'll wait to put in yellow esperanza and blue plumbago for a week or two. I'm sitting in the house, waiting for a carton of mailing tubes to arrive so I can prepare my quilts for shipping to the Front Range Contemporary Quilters. And I just got word that the Texas Quilt Museum will have an opening reception for "Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin" on April 12. That will be fun! Guess I'll have to decide which shoes to wear.