Here are a few things I absolutely LOVE...
- Old fashioned flowers, like hollyhocks and rose of sharon, and lilacs.
- The smell of coffee brewing, first thing in the morning.
- Embroidered dish towels.
- Vanilla anything...ice cream,. lattes, hand cream--you name it!
- The feel of a baby in my arms.
- Puppy breath.
- Vintage clothing.
- Vinyl record albums.
- Journaling-in pretty journals.
- Bird song.
- Hand made rag rugs.
- The feel of silk against my skin.
- Being at one with God and nature.
And it's been a long day and I am ready to sleep...perchance to dream...of spring?? In a week or so, I can start the process of starting seedlings for transplant into my gardens. I'm going to try a 2 stage transplanting method I've been reading up on. We will sit down next weekend with journals and paper and start planning the bounty.
On Friday we are going to the St. Louis Art Museum and spend the afternoon there, and wind it up with a free concert being given by a group called the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A 3 person group , accomplished musicians who play primitive instruments and jug band type stuff...they are remarkable. The woman, Rhiannon is a trained opera singer. The 2 male members of the band are classically trained musicians as well. Their music is wonderful, and I'm really looking forward to the day. A great date with my best friend...
I have a dear friend who is moving to St. Croix the first of the month. I'm so excited for her, and everything is just falling into place like magic. I am amazed...there are people in her life who are beating her up about her decision to make this change in her life. ..what is it with people? Jealousy? Fear? Most are people who have never had any adventures in their life, and/or are living in the same town doing the same thing they have all their lives. I am her biggest cheerleader. I have always believed that God gives us opportunities to spread our wings and soar...all we have to do is find the courage to make the leap. I will sure miss her...who knows? Maybe this is how I get to go visit the Islands?? lol
I am feeling so grateful and so blessed to have the life I have today. There is more love surrounding me than I have ever had the honor of experiencing all the days of my life. I have a small and modest home in the country, with lots of trees and flowers and beauty. This morning I awakened and reached over to feel the Irishman beside me. "Listen", I said..."do you hear that??" He smiled. Through the rain falling outside, you could hear the song and voices of many birds, for the first time in months.
Spring is coming.