Happy belated Mother's Day!
And Happy Tuesday!
It's mid-week for us here since weekends are Friday and Saturday.
My husband was in Jerusalem for 5 days visiting family and just returned on Sunday. He brought back delicious homemade zaatar bread from his aunt who has been blind since the age of 2. I was privileged to meet her when we visited as a family many years ago. She's now 84 years old, lives alone and still cooks up a storm. (Jennifer, this is probably the type of bread you remember eating when you were little.)
He also brought back mahmoul from Jordan. Cookies filled with dates, pistachios and walnuts. I've been sharing at the office which of course makes everyone happy. I just love the pretty wrapping on each one.
It's been quite exciting for Jingles here lately as she has been entertained and teased for days now by a little lizard that frequents our balcony.
He's really not so little and we must remember to keep the door closed. Can you seem him there to the left? It's so funny to watch her. And listen to all the sounds she makes.
As sunset approaches, I enjoy going out on the balcony to water plants and to watch the birds. It's so hot during the day that they do most of their flying around in the morning and later afternoon.
I especially love this next photo. Three different birds that were flitting about each other and then settled on the same metal structure on the roof across the street. To me it speaks of the truth that no matter our differences, we can all get along and live peacefully together. How I wish that were true around the world.
My weekend was filled with birds of the card and cross-stitch variety, too. I crocheted little bags and combined them with the stitchings to make gift pouches. I'm always more creative when I have time to spare which is why I love weekends so much.
Only 2 more days.