Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A few of my favorite things

This morning I took a nap - one of those solid get back to REM sleep moments. I love naps, just about as much as I love sleeping. It's my hobby. I love it. It is one of my favorite things.
Some of my favorite things are old things, items handed down from prior generations.
Here is one such favorite that I used to add a little jazz to the Easter dinner table.

I am a big fan of multipurpose belongings and to reuse things for new uses. This tea cup is offset - an indent to the side for the cup, and a generous plate to store things on. For Easter, I used the cup for the grainy mustard for the ham and the plate side for the sour cream and horseradish sauce.I also love tea so when tea collides with aged belongings - we have a fit for another favorite thing. For the royal wedding, I used these for lunch tea alongside a silver platter of cucumber sandwiches. I love cucumber sandwiches. My mother taught me how to make them. My mother taught me a lot of things especially some of the things I hold near and dear, like this set of my favorite things.

I'd give them back in a heart beat if I could bring her back from Heaven.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A few of my favorite things

Yes, that is my one beloved Lilac that is busting out spring on Easter Sunday.
That is also my three beloved children (from left to right) Pickle, Puckstopper, and Baby.
And no, no matter what I ever tell you or them or otherwise, I don't have a favorite. All love.

Today I

... went outside and ate sorell from the field, picked winters rocks out of the garden, and walked barefoot down the road with Baby. He went to work hammering nails into a board when we got back to the house.

It was a beautiful day outside, allowing a quiet pensive time to process a lot of big events to over the past daysweeksmonth. Death does that to you. They say death comes in threes, so I hope the OBL death is the last for a while, tho that one I will not shed a tear. For the victims I will and hope that they will now rest in peace and I will gain strength from the coming season.

Spring is here in Maine, May arrived with glorious weather. My forsythia is in bloom so the time of flowers in bloom all around is just beginning.

There's an early May flower in the grace - cute, white, and carpets the back embankment.
I need to figure out it's name. It always brings a smile to my face when I see it. I am going to go ask Ellen now. :D

I hope the change of seasons and greater exposure to sunlight will help me embrace all the endless possibilities of our future and guide me into the smartest decisions possible. This economy stinks and making sound decisions is daunting.