The sun is out and buds are showing up on every thawing branch. This will be our first spring in the new house and I'm thrilled to see what pops up and what needs tending. I LOVE gardening and have been without a green space to call my own for almost 6 years. One of my favorite Spring reads is We Made a Garden by Margery Fish. It is a first person story of a wife and her husband who reclaim a home in the English countryside and restore its historic garden. The narrative also covers the meaning of life and marriage. Its the most inspiring and beautiful book.
I don't have a potting shed, but I do have a little out door table that I'll outfit with potting soil, clay pots, gloves and trowels. While I'm digging out the dead remains of winter, I'll dream about flowers, tomatoes and all of the delightful green wonders to come. Let the gardening begin!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
My husband is a big bicycle guy. He loves to ride. I used to call him a "biker" until I was corrected. I guess bikers ride motorcycles and "cyclists" ride bikes. Here is some inspiration for your weekend ride.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I would like just one day in the clear this month to sit down and read something wonderful. And I don't just mean an article from Reader's Digest. I mean something with guts, brawn and history. East of Eden is calling my name. So is House of the Spirits.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Shakespeare's Scottish king, Macbeth, said this when he realized that he would never be able to sleep again. We, unlike the tortured Macbeth, have the sublime pleasure of being able to return to bed whenever we like. And Macbeth is right, sleep is a tonic that absolves my everyday stresses and cares. I love sleeping, and I think it should be done in a beautiful bed. I think if Macbeth had a bed like one of these, he might have been able to break the spell and hit the hay.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Can I tell you how refreshing it is to see an actress on TV who is not the size of my earrings? Christina Hendricks of Mad Men is a seriously curvy, fabulous woman up there on screen in a role usually reserved for her more lithesome colleagues. Ms. Hendricks, thank you for being you. Here she is on the set of Mad Men:
Saturday, February 20, 2010
When I was in college my only means of transforming boring dorm rooms and crappy apartments was to hang tapestries and large fabric swatches. I would drape large scarves over anything that would stand still. Now that I'm out of college and out of the crappy apartments, there is less call for this bohemian decorating trick. However, I still love the look of long flowing fabric draped lovingly over beds, doorways, windows, walls and used as room dividers. Always groovy.
Friday, February 19, 2010
My son's new room is finally done! We've been making the transition from crib to "big boy bed" and we're all very happy with the results. As you can see, most of the furniture was obtained at IKEA - they really are wonderful for kid stuff. But we've also added our own hand made touches and bits of fun: a recycled Texas license plate on the book shelf, a wooden airplane mobile, a patchwork quilt I stitched up for my kiddo when he was a baby, etc. Walker is also pleased. Sometimes he stops, breathes it all in and says, "What a beautiful room." Can't beat that!