We bought a couple of pots of tulips and hyacinths about a week ago. It has been a treat to have splashes of floral color on our kitchen table.
The flowers have given me a little indoor practice with the macro lens, reflectors, and digital editing. And when I get practice, you get to see a pretty picture!
It’s a rainy day, but I can’t complain. It could be snow!
The gas bill just came in yesterday. It was pleasantly low. It’s probably the lowest that I can ever remember for this time of year.
Against my better judgment, I started Pinterest a week ago. I really don’t have to time do it justice right now, but I thought it would be a good idea to at least get it set up. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! On the plus side, I can get rid of a lot of stray bookmarks on Safari. On the downside, I now have an incurable case of creation fever. I’m starting to make a list of little treasures and messes I want to try to make after the working stint is over.
I hope that you have turned off the word verification setting on your blog. The latest Blogger changes have made this step difficult and frustrating to complete. The setting is totally unnecessary because the spam filter is working well and there is also an optional comment approval setting. Fair Warning: If you maintain word verification on your blog, I will not leave comments. Sorry!
An antique cut-glass bowl on the entryway table has been looking a little lonely since Christmas time. So I painted and distressed a dozen paper mache eggs yesterday. They are all a lovely buttermilk color, toned down with a dark glaze. I got a creativity fix and the bowl is now filled. Two birds and one stone, so to speak.
Our first daffodil should bloom outside this week. It looked like it wanted to open up last week, but a brief cold snap help change it’s mind. I am checking it daily, ensuring that I don’t miss it. Oh, how I love daffies!
DH found some leeks on sale at the grocery store. So he made a pot of potato and leek soup for lunch. The recipe is low calorie and delicious! I was too hungry to stop and do a photo shoot, so you’ll just have to settle for a mental picture us chowing down a couple of gorgeous bowls of tasty goodness.
Thanks to the unseasonably warm weather for the past month or so, DH and I have been walking laps around the road that goes through the villa section. It’s an oval that is reasonably flat and the traffic is nil. In addition to fresh air and a little exercise, we get a chance to regularly check out the progress of two new villas under construction. One is a custom home and the other will be featured in the next local parade of homes.
I have tomorrow off from work because it’s a holiday. Hooray! I don’t get paid, but hooray anyhow! Sunshine needs to make an appearance so that I can capture some images for the next photo challenge. The theme is “these are a few of my favorite things.” Gosh, it’s going to be hard to decide my subjects because I many cherished treasures. Won’t you consider joining in on the challenge fun? The link is on my sidebar.