Friday, February 25, 2005

A break in the rain gave us
just the opportunity we've anticipated:
Time to plant some seeds.

Max and Alex chose cosmo, sunflower, zinnia, pea and cilantro, marigold and Sweet William seeds to plant all around the Treehouse. We made special places for the zinnias and cosmos among the lantana and mint. We planted the sunflower seeds along the long driveway, beneath the fruit trees. Max's cilantro seeds are in a flower pot, and the peas were planted around the branch hut they built with Tamsyn. Everything else will pop up here and there and everywhere. Maria sat in her stroller and watched us digging around and labeling the flower beds. The day was too beautiful to resist and even William came out to witness the clear, deep blue sky and gentle warmth of the shining sun. The plum and apple trees are already blooming...

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Maybe I haven't posted much lately because I have been so productive in other areas of my life. Perhaps, but not likely. The productive one has been Geoff. He is in the final countdown mode; working from 6 a.m. until midnight everyday of the week. It bites. He's pretty tired of it too. Everyday. He comes home for dinner or when I call him and say something like "I must shower." This PSP game will either be appreciated, bought and produced for its lack of simulated blood and gore, or we will turn to organic cat nip farming in Hawaii. For what it's worth, I am very proud of him for not caving in to the Rape-Pillage-Murder and Mayhem Game craze; believe me it's where the money is, but we are trying to set a brighter example for our children. If you pray or meditate or just hope for less gore for greed media, then send some good thoughts our way.