Thursday, April 18, 2013

let's focus on what's inside

The rain just will not let up. I wouldn't mind too much if in fact April showers brought out May flowers, but I tell you, the crocuses are sagging under the weight of all that wetness and even the yet to show their buds daffodils are looking like they've had enough moisture to last them a season. No, a couple of seasons. Streams are flooding, fields are burdened -- hey, are we officially over the drought yet?

So on this wet day, let's stay indoors, shall we? One quick look at the farmhouse outside and you'll understand why (though please do note that the daffodils and lilies are trying very hard, against all odds to make their presence felt).

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Alright. So, breakfast. Picture an intimate table for two. In the glow of the warm lamp. You need the lamp. Too gloomy otherwise.

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Ed comes down. We share a few minutes of wonderfulness.

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After? Well, nothing worth mentioning here. A very long teaching day, followed by my weekly shopping trips to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. But not to despair -- each store had tremendous flower deals. And so at home, I could make the indoor spaces shine. With this.

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And this.

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And this.

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And that's a good thing, because I have very important guests this weekend. More on that later. For now, I'll leave you with a supper of left over chili. And one of those crazy salads that has everything imaginable in it. Our kind of meal. While the winds howl outside.

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