1.Hi. I needed to chat today. I miss you and your comments. I know you love Mary as much as I do, but there's just not that much to say about my Mary posts is there? That's o.k. I can offer her the month, but I do miss you.
I had a couple revelations this week about gardening. I realized that (1) I love winter because there is no guilt about gardening. You can't. You just stay indoors and that's that. I love the idea of gardening, but in actuality, I don't enjoy it that much. I do love the results however. Which leads to (2) I will not grow anything edible this year, with the exception of the strawberries that are already growing. I noticed this week that bunnies or birds ate the first strawberries of the season (but they have the gall to just take a bite and leave the ruined rest), and I decided that I can not spend the summer fussing over vegetable plants just to get a few lousy tomatoes. So I went to the garden store and I'm planning to fill the garden with herbs, perennials and a few annuals that the kids picked out. Between the mint, the chives, the strawberries and the new perennials, I won't have to plant a thing in a few years.
I'm working on another baby quilt -- this time pink and blue and purple and yellow. Sweet. It's almost ready to pack up and send away. I wish the babies would stop over to visit, so I could at least squeeze a little flesh in exchange. ;-)
I'm also working on some clothes for Faith's summer collection -- mostly sweet ruffled skirts. I have a tutorial in the works. You won't believe how easy they are to make!
Did you notice the music? I hope you don't mind it. Let me know what you think and if it bugs too many I'll take it off. I kind of like it, but I'll probably get tired of it quickly.
If you read my "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" post you might be amused to know that Maggie is responding nicely to commands in German. Who knew our Aussie spoke German? Funny thing about German, many of the words are roots of English or vice versa. "Sit" is "sitzen." "Get down" or "get off" is "aussteigen." "Go lay down" is "go legen." They sound close enough that dog gets it, but I enjoy the way the guttural German sounds. My husband thinks I'm "verrückt" -- crazy.
This weekend is the big birthday bash for the Catholic Church. I hope you're celebrating Sunday with a tasty red dessert. Because most of my family chooses pie over cake for birthdays, I'm making a yummy White Chocolate Berry Pie -- it's a tried and true yummy recipe. Happy Birthday Catholic Church!
Have a great weekend. Kiss your kids, kiss your husband, love life. And go to Jenn's for more 7 Quick Takes.