The Year of the Toadstool is coming along. (Honestly, I've never named a year BEFORE, but this year I am enjoying my toadstool theme.) I am seeing toadstools everywhere. Well, I am seeing toadstools at the only place I shop on a regular basis: the grocery store. They now have a toadstool bird perch (want!) and another little toadstool house with a door that opens. The bird house I bought was only eleven dollars, so I splurged and now it is hanging in the kitchen. It'll stay there because what self respecting bird wants to lay claim to a silly resin house? I like looking at it, hanging up on my curtainless curtain rod. It'll get me going, making red and white polka dot curtains. The curtains I had in the kitchen hit everyone in the forehead, so they are moving to the living room.
We had a welcome home dinner for Bill. He's back from Cambodia. I think this shrimp cabbage salad is delicious. It's composed of cabbage, onion, celery, canned shrimp, and a dressing of a scoop of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of white vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar. It's crisp and tasty. It makes one feel like a good rabbit.
I reached over the fence and picked one of my neighbor's lilacs. She doesn't mind. Isn't it pretty? You should smell it!
Now, let me inform you of the blog event that is going around the world! The pink edition of The Wind in the Willows (I bought it at that messy and wonderful used book store a few years ago) is traveling around the world. The three characters that I drew and stuffed are traveling with the book. They had a ball in Canada and the USA and then they had HUGE adventures with Mags in Ireland. Now they are at Betty's in England. She said the book is looking AMAZING, because everyone that receives the package writes and draws in the book. They also stamp the "passport" in their own special way. Everyone that has hosted the package so far, has blogged about it and you can find all the links on my blog. They even went to Disneyland with Kim from For Heaven's Sake. They've driven cars, they've holed up in beautiful doll houses, they've been held hostage for potted cheese . . . I could go on and on. They'll go to Angela at Tracing Rainbows next and then they go to France. From there, they'll fly down to Australia (The Provincial Housewife who is expecting a baby soon!) and finally to my sweet friend Katie in New Zealand. When they return to me, I will show you all the embellished pages of the book. Who knew that Mags love for the Willows and my love for them, too, would bring about such a Grand Tour?
When they finally arrive in Denver, Mags and I will have to think of another Wind in the Willows event.
It's chilly today, but Kelli and Bryan are going to the Rockies game, so I am going over to make cookies with the girls.
My students are testing for a few days, so I don't have as much planning to do before tomorrow.
So, have you seen any toadstools lately?
Thank you for buzzing by! (HUG!)