Can you ever have too many....tulips? Impossible, a short season, capturing the magic and beauty of tulips!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
JanuaryJanuary books included two CJ Box books, Badlands and Paradise Valley, because we were watching the show Big Sky based on the series. Another case of the books being better than the adaptation but if you like a quick, murder suspense series with a strong, smart female protagonist, this is a good choice. As far as the series goes, it was entertaining despite deviating from the book and a miscasting of the characters.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Counted among my treasures are books. I have favorites that I keep in my bedroom and go back to regularly. Among the oldest are gifts from Nish, tiny treasures by Joan Walsh Anglund. To me they contain pearls of wisdom, love and kindness. Her words are so poetic and her simple illustrations are filled with childlike wonder.
Many people are familiar with the quote “ A bird doesn’t sing because he has the answers, he sings because he has a song”, which has been widely attributed to another favorite author Maya Angelou, although in fact Joan Walsh Anglund first penned these words. April is national poetry month, a perfect time to reflect on some of Anglund’s beautiful words. There have been many interesting articles -written about her life after she passed away at 95 on March 9, 2021, noting her love of family, friends, nature, gardens and reading. Reading and a cup of tea sound perfect.
Friday, April 2, 2021
I’ve read a lot of articles about Beverly over the past week and it reminded me of the humor and kindness with which she wrote.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
After my art work, it was nice to celebrate with a Ferrero Rocher cupcake (beautifully made and decorated by Fiona) and a cuppa. I am now in a brace and walking, after a “good break” just in time for Spring. Cheers to that.
Monday, March 22, 2021
In the garden, the crocuses are blooming. Hyacinths, Tulips and Daffodils are starting to peek through. I planted a lot of bulbs in the fall, so I am excited to see the results. Spring, happy mail, and flowers make me smile. Wishing you sunshine and smiles too.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
CJ’s St. Patrick’s day card has me smiling for days. It’s just so cute! And I am so lucky to have met her many years ago, and we have had some great times together. She is a wealth of inspiration and her opinion is always highly valued, and as my family likes to tease when I offer a comment on anything , “well, what does CJ think?’ That’s the Irish sense of humor for you.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many sacrifices and changes to daily life have been required. In person socialization has become so much more difficult, but I have been really grateful for the benefits of technology. The ability to get together with distant friends and on line friends has been a saving grace. These friendships have sustained me over the last year. One of these very special people was Eileen who recently passed away after open heart surgery. I was so lucky to have become friends with her in blogland. She was so generous in spirit and kind in her words; I will miss her. I think of her optimism and her 2021 word of the year.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
My word of the year is challenge. COVID certainly has posed numerous challenges in 2020, and hopefully the vaccine and social precautions are going to begin a resumption to prepandemic life. So one challenge is to remain patient; another is to remain hopeful. I started 2021 with enthusiasm to meet my first challenge. January is a month for recommitting to exercise with a boost! Things were going great until I broke my ankle. I am going to have to be flexible with my fitness challenge and push most exercise back until I am cast free. It can still happen; it’s just going to take a little longer than expected.
My January/February challenge: be Pro-creative. I am going to use this opportunity to learn more about procreate, an easy way to be creative from the couch without needing art supplies.