Monday, February 14, 2022
Blooms & Wishes
Also blooming... the apple trees! Remember the list? The List that I congratulated myself for writing, because I was so determined to shake the fog and be accomplished? I tackled some of the things. But only some. And even some of those were a bit botched, like the post office trip. Ugh... that was a small mess, and ironic, given that I literally had to talk myself into making that errand, and overcome some trepidation. Anyway, one thing on the list was "Valentines" and I was keen to bring out craft supplies, envelopes, pretty things, and be romantic, make heartfelt gestures, and send those out in the world. It only partly came together, I am sorry to say. It's possible I will never be craftily clever and postally adept, or I could cling to the hope that I am like a bulb that needs a chance, that I may yet bloom.
We had a week of summer in California. Hot days, and warm nights. The kitties loved the open doors. I loved sleeping with open windows. And now, finally, there is rain in the forecast! I am taking that as a Valentine treat... sweet, romantic rain. Are you celebrating? I am closing my eyes, and making heartfelt wishes for you... a perfect snowflake, a flower about to bloom, company, or sweet solitude, a happy ending to a good book, a Wordle solution in three steps!
Bird House Notes: When I grow up, I am going to work in a garden room with old, mossy stone floors, and a fireplace, comfy chairs, and excellent wifi. My job will be to name things. I will name paints, and streets, and fabric prints, and chickens, and kittens, houses, parks. My wonderful assistant will manage all of the accounts. I'll keep odd hours, and be much in demand. I chose the paint for the re-newed bathroom. They are: Clear Pond, Dragonfly, Deep Breath. If those colors had any other names, I would have had to rethink everything. February 12, 2022