04 April 2011
This weekend was a fun one. Capped with a lovely dinner and movie with one of my girlfriends. The newest version of Jane Eyre. We were chilled by the English gloom of the film, but such a beautiful (although bittersweet) story and period costume/set eye-candy to boot. Sigh.
Also attended the Sustainable Family Dinner Table event in Beaverdam, Virginia on Saturday - great talks including one by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms and workshops like one run by Southern Seed Exposure on seed saving. I purchased some seed packets - basil, beets, and sugarsnaps - that I plan on direct-sowing as soon as I can get the garden ready.
I'm home with the sniffles today. Nothing major, but enough that I want to keep my germs from my coworkers. I was going to do some work remotely, but the server won't connect on my work laptop and so I am resigned to actually taking a sick day. The backyard neighbor (Steve) just started up the lawnmower and the windows are wide open with a cool breeze blowing in the scent of fresh-cut grass. One of my favorite smells. The weather reports call for low 80s today and so I am thinking I may be sick and sniffly as I weed the veggie garden and ready it for planting.
This little bluebird needlework was a flea market find a while back. I picked it up for $4 already framed and it definitely makes me happy - such a cute little bird sitting on branches of berry/flower clusters. It just reeks of spring. And with the birds singing outside the window, it seemed like an appropriate image to share today.