I need a wee break from all the Willows hoopla. I hope you don't mind.
We had some warm breezes and temps this weekend. Even though the temps will drop a bit this week, I still smell (and dream of) spring. I like it when we spring ahead with our clocks, because then there is more time in the day for walking with my camera. After the state test at school has commenced (oh, happy day!) we'll play with poetry for two more weeks. After that, I shall have spring break! Yahoo! We are staying home and planning the garden. Bliss!
I've been doodling and drawing in my little journal and I have that "create bright pages" urge going on now. Do you have some art supplies beckoning you to the art table?
Our dry air does not lend itself to plentiful and juicy nasturtiums, but we plant them anyway. You can eat them, you know. I am planning pots and beds of this generous bloom.
When spring arrives for keeps, we'll have lilacs all over the neighborhood. Wouldn't you love a big sniff of a lilac clipping about now?
On Saturday, I made some chicken salad for breakfast. I cut up a grilled chicken breast, an apple, threw in a few cashews and some crisp leftover bacon in a bowl with that good olive oil mayo. That was a very tasty meal. Today I shall put a pot roast in the crock pot with onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom, too. It's so old-school and SO tasty.
I went to get a haircut, finally. My sometimes hairdresser did not want to cut off my ponytail. He's funny. When I wear my hair down, I look like I have a cape on my head, so a ponytail it is, for the time being. What do you think about your hair at the moment? I am pretty sure it's better not to think of hair too much.
Nancy posted about Alan Dart and his sweet patterns. Do you know about him? If you want to knit a little whimsy, you should check out Nancy's post and then go along to Alan's site. I subscribe to the UK Simply Knitting JUST so I can get Alan Dart patterns.
I am watching Lark Rise to Candleford again. I could watch all day. I love Queenie and I love Dorcas. They are my favorites.
It's off to school now. I pray that I will remember to stay steady and true. We bump up against groups of people we know, as well as strangers, for a reason. Do you agree?
More of the annotated pink edition of The Wind in the Willows will come soon. Mr. Badger is just about ready to wing his way to Mags.
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