A flower fairy came yesterday morning (the gnome-giving neighbor!) This morning the breeze is dancing with the tree branches and the birds are chirping and IT'S FRIDAY! Yay!
I made cornbread. Gluten-free! It was yummy!
I was home yesterday because I took the day off so that I could take Bill in for a routine medical procedure (all good!) and I nursed my cold all day. I am feeling much better today! I watched Out of Africa AGAIN. Oh, I love it so very much. Do you? I kept asking myself why I love it the way I do and I think it's because Karen Blixen was so determined. She was unapologetic when she asked a lot from her life and the people in it. She worked hard to make things happen, too. It dawned on me that doing the little things that make eating and sleeping lovely are important (her dishes and her pretty bedroom). She continued to accept invitations to hobnob with the community even though they sort of judged her and she walked forth with a lot of courage. I know it's a movie, so they jazzed some features of her life up quite a bit, but the scenery and the music . . . delightful. I cry when the coffee farm burns and when she says goodbye to her workers. Of course I cry when the lions rest on Denys Finch-Hatton's grave.
Reve also left three big peat pots of purple pansies (how's that for alliteration?) and this is her regular type of doings. She is a garden ambassador/garden mentor/flower fairy through and through.
I leave you with a Gladys Taber quote,
"The whole land has a changed look now that the winter etching is gone, everything is sweet and blossoming under the May moon."