Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thursday afternoon, the "yard guy" came to clean up and mow, and when he was
using the weed-whacker, it threw a rock into the front glass door and shattered it. At that point, I retrieved the mail, and on my way into the house through our side door, the screen door didn't want to close for some reason ...seemingly out of alignment.. At that moment, I opened the mail and read Emma's card. What a moment it was! I had to laugh and take a big inhale/exhale. Friday, the battle with the frig continued, and I had to cancel clients to make an emergency run to a friends freezer with boxes of food. As a last resort, I had to unplug it and let the thaw begin. ??????? So, ya think my week has been "bumpy?"
I would like to add that this morning the frig is back to normal. Thank you God for small wonders! I avoided an expensive repair bill, saved my food, and felt the love of a good friend who wanted me to know she had my back.
So, next week just has to be a whole lot better, and everything is better when I can be creative. This time, the creation is a study on red. It will go with a garment that is being created from a very old quilt top I started decades ago. However, that is another blog, and I will take you all through that process soon.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The air is fresh with Spring. ...And pollen! Once again the air is thick with a floating golden mist. I ache to open doors and windows to the warmer air and fresh clean smells of Spring, but everything in the house will be coated with pollen and we will all be sneezing and rubbing our eyes and uncomfortable with clogged sinuses. Oh well, I must be satisfied with early morning fresh air before the pollen surges. I am sorry to say that I missed the March mantel. I did start to decorate, but fell short when I discovered that I had no green paper to cut shamrocks from. Part of my mantel challenge is to change each month and decorate with what I have on hand, so a bean pot stuffed with gold sequined fabric, that was meant to be that Leprechaun's pot of gold, sat dismally lonesome until April. I got busy a few days ago with the mantel and made use of the profusion of azaleas that are filling the yard right now. Stuffed into a few saved wine bottles, and interspersed with a few cheerful yard ornaments, it seems to me that nature's creatures are rejoicing that Spring is finally here. Never mind that the weathermen are predicting snow-showers for tonight!