Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Things I Like Thursdays May 3


I hope many of you are finally able to celebrate Spring.  The last week has been crazy busy with the teacher's strike and me watching my grandson as much as possible! The strike MAY be over tomorrow if the legislature passes the bill today.  I'm writing this on Wednesday because I may not be home tomorrow.

On that note, here is my list of likes for this week:

1. Having my 70th birthday yesterday. May Day. I have the most thoughtful kids who celebrate me with such love. My daughter took me for a SPA DAY at the Fairmont Princess Resort:

This photo was provided by the resort ;however, this was my view reclining on the raft in the pool which is on the roof of the resort. Unbelievable Relaxation.

 We ordered lunch delivered by the pool guys (yes) which included a sinful chocolate cake:

I do believe it was the best chocolate cake I've ever eaten.  Those are swirls of caramel and chocolate on the side!

2.  I have pods on the snow pea plant. I was so excited to see these pods:
It's such a lovely plant- delicate leaves climbing on the mini lattice work- all in a large pot. I hope this pot is not too small!  Even tho I love these pods, I would plant this just for the view!

3. Thinking outside the box. . I needed something to carry snack crackers now in my purse (in case I have a hypoglycemic attack) and didn't want crumbs by the end of the day.  Voila- an old eyeglass case:

I couldn't believe how well they fit and didn't take up too much room in my purse.

4. Roses for my birthday. My sweet brother who lives with me gifted me these unusual colored roses- maybe pink/lavender?  Any way , I love the smell and view. :


Saturday, I go to lunch at a French bistro with my son and DIL.  I can't wait. I'll post about that next week.

As you can see, I've had a lovely week.  Today I return to the doctor for follow- up and pray all is well.

Please join us at Lee Anna's sight for more likes:Not Afraid of Color

Have a great day!


  1. Hi Mary!
    Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a heavenly celebration. That cake looks delicious - yum - and that pool view. Oh my - I can feel all the tension floating away. Good luck at the doctor visit today!
    ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. wonderful likes! I liked all of them. Hope this is your best year yet!

  3. Happy birthday! Looks like a fantastic week. Those all look so good, it's hard to pick a favorite. :-)

  4. Happy Birthday! Your roses are lovely! Your eyeglass solution was ingenious!!! Have a great day!

  5. Happy Birthday, Mary! I missed reading your post the other day because we are out of town, so I'm getting caught up. What a special birthday treat from your daughter and beautiful roses from your brother, too. I love that you're getting peas on your plant. I may have to try that myself this year.

  6. Happy Birthday! Your spa retreat sounds lovely. And what a good idea for putting the crackers in the glasses case. Very clever and very practical.

  7. Mary - it looks like you were well-spoiled for your birthday, as you should have been!!! What a spectacular spa view!!! And now I am hankering for my piece of chocolate cake delivered by the pool boy!

  8. Oh Mary, big congrats on reaching this wonderful milestone and it seems you have been well feted!! Yea to pool guys bearing chocolate!I'm so happy for you and I can hear the enjoyment in your words. Btw, I use old eyeglass cases too for toting odd things like a lip balm and comb, tissues, etc. They are very useful. And yea to buds on plants...I'm envious.