I got to leave the job a little early to go teach my welding class and the boys are doing very well on their projects. Our training facility also has a complete bath with shower so I cleaned up for dinner while I was there and the boys were working. When I came out, one of the 20-something boys said, "wow, you look nice!"
I had a nice dinner with one of my favorite buds and he bought even though it was my full intention to pay since I had called him. We caught up on a lot of news and such. Afterwards, I did just a little shopping and bought a dress! Maybe I can find somewhere to wear it.
Allen bought me a really nice plant stand for my deck. I think a nice, big fern will look good in it. Mama sent me some money with which I am going to refurbish my kiln and get to making some pottery again.
Oh, The Man From 12 Years called to wish me a happy birthday. I know I said he was gone but he still calls to see about me and I still try to encourage him (in his efforts to resolve his grief and problems). But I am letting him work things out on his own, as is the only way to do.
The flowers are mostly native ones from this area that I just transplant to beds. The deer are not attracted to them since they are used to them also. The next to last, purple flowers are a type of catmint that I bought. Blooms very profusely and earlier than the standard catmint.
Am now going to try to work in the garden between showers.