I apologize for my radio silence.
It's been one of those weeks.
I feel as if I have barely had time to breathe, never mind write.
I promise I'll get back to all your sweet and wonderful comments as soon as I catch up.
And I'll pop around and visit all my sweet friends out there in Blogland.
I haven't forgotten about you.
But I have a quick little tidbit I wanted to share with you today.
For Father's Day I made dinner for my Dad at my house.
Because I know what he likes better than any restaurant ever will!
And although our meal was a simple one....grilled porterhouse steaks, mashed potatoes, peas....I did set a pretty table.
Because Father's Day is a very special occasion.
Any of you who are blessed to still have your father in your life know this to be true.
And for me, a special occasion dinner warrants the good crystal, linens, candles....
...because why not use those things? We can't take them with us.
And because my family is very special to me, I went out in the garden to bring in some beautiful flowers to finish off the table perfectly.
The first Peony to open was the star of the arrangement...along with a few other Peony buds that were just about ready to open.
I kept walking around the garden snipping until I got an arrangement I was very pleased with.
A couple of Irises.....some stalks of Salvia....and a few sprigs of Viola.
Isn't it just lovely? And four days later, it's still going strong!
And the scent of those Peonies is just heavenly in my dining room!
Isn't it worth it to take the time to set a nice table and make a meal extra special?
I think I'll do that tonight.
Because let's face it, any time we can gather our loved ones around the table for a meal, it's a very, very good day.
A celebration of life and love.