Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring... where are you?

I should have known when it snowed here on the first day of spring, that it might still not feel like spring just yet. No flowers, no blossoms, no warm weather... just the hope that it is all to come. Here are the forsythia branches from the backyard that I've brought in to "force" spring into happening.

And I've been thinking spring! Though I love my black handbag, I swooned over the color of a new lighter-looking bag (handbag, purse, pocketbook... what do you call it?). I tend to make safe choices and this seemed so reckless, but what fun! Sometimes I need more of that...
And when I got the bag home and began thinking about the yummy green color, I remember adoring a green handbag that a friend had had back in the 3rd grade. She was a popular girl, and in my eyes did all the right things and she had a green bag that I thought was fantastic. I tried to make something like it - but it was never right. I'm delighted to now have a green bag - and I still adore you, Kathy!

So until spring arrives outside, I'm trying to make it a little lighter and brighter inside. Wishing you many warm and sunny days ahead!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


As days go by, I try to make sure there is balance. Some days this is easier than others. And then there are days, or even a week, that go by where things seem very out-of-balance - and not always in a bad way. This week has been like that. I had a movie date with my hubby, dinner with some college friends and another dinner with wonderful friends from church. Lots of fun things but the maintenance of the house has suffered. Time for the balance to swing the other way...


Photo by Peat Bakke