I took a vacation day yesterday. I knew the house would be quiet and I just needed a day at home by myself, but then my daughter was home sick. It forced me out into the garden for some peace and quiet. It was freezing, but with a crystal clear blue sky so I bundled up and worked, pulled weeds and mowed for the first time this season. It was just what I needed. The tulips, daffodils, and poppies are just starting to grow and it reminded me that spring is just around the corner. Won't mention that we're expecting snow tomorrow...nah.
I loved the house in the movie "Beginners." Great article about Mike Mills and using this house as the set posted in the LATimes yesterday....read it here. P. S. I have one of those gorgeous Bentwood rockers.
Lucky me! I get to be a little creative at work. I'm making invitations to an afternoon tea and using our logo as the tag for the teabag. As we all know, it's not as fun when you have to do 70 of them, but I did them a few at a time inbetween other work stuff.
This catalog is like one of my favorite magazines when it arrives. Here are a few images from the Early Spring 2012 edition. I must add that I have ordered from them before and everything has been of the highest quality!
I love going to this Seattle show, but not sure if I'll be able to this year. Might be able to leave work a little early today (because I've worked too many hours already this week). I'd love to be one of these ladies picking out my dahlia tubers. The deer don't like dahlias so I have this dream of planting about 100 of them!
My dear friend Michelle over at EverydayMe is super talented. Talk about turning the everyday into something extraordinary. Here are a few samples of the school lunches she makes for her daughter.
and "Monkey" lunch!
And there's lots more on her blog. I'm proud to say she's been my friend for over 40 years and I have been the recipient of some of her amazing creations over the years, starting back in high school like this one.
I made huge progress on all of my TAX/FAFSA/CSS paperwork and I'm very happy to turn the calendar to February! The days are obviously getting a little longer here in the Pacific Northwest, not so much the mornings yet, but the next few days are suppose to be up in the balmy 50's and sunny. I can't wait!