scenes from a rainy day sunday
getting ready for an afternoon birthday party for chris
made a lentil soup and curried chicken soup
cupcakes still need to be iced
hannah and i finished Because of Winn Dixie last night
a sweet book
listening to car talk
i love click and clack’s laugh
last night we went to house concert to see this guy
what a great performer.
tomorrow we are having a birthday celebration with friends for chris.
and the big news around these parts is we are going on a trip!
a trip out to nevada to visit my father.
we leave this friday.
it’s been a long time since we have traveled this far.
the girls have never been on an airplane.
to say they are excited is an understatement
i have spring fever.
one of my remedies is forcing bulbs and branches.
it’s a simple way to bring spring indoors a little early.
i have been forcing paperwhites since christmas on a regular basis.
i buy a large amount when they go on sale and have them on hand.
i also am forcing some grape hyacinths or muscari (the little ones)
which i think are so sweet. they take a little longer than paperwhites.
but since they are small they can be placed in with other plants in a terrarium
or all by themselves with some moss.
i also love to bring branches indoors. they look beautiful just by themselves even before they bloom or together with a bouquet of tulips or other flowers.
right now i have some cherry branches that have just begun to blossom
i found them outside of our library on the ground where the trees were being trimmed that day.
the workmen were delighted to lessen their load as i tied them onto my bike.
things are starting to bud outside here too which helps to bring my fever down a bit.
i noticed the witch-hazel in bloom as i drove by our local arboretum.
friends over for dinner
pork tenderloin, roasted sweet potatoes, and this
it is 6pm here.
still light enough for hannah to be out trying out her new rollerblades we just thrifted this afternoon. i feel as if i have deserted this little spot of mine. my goal is to come back here more often. i tend to post a lot (daily actually) over at my flickr site. you can click on my photos on the side bar to take you there.
see you soon.