Tuesday, March 11, 2014


It's a bit frustrating. I haven't felt this "punky" in a long while... but I am trying to make the best of it.
Yesterday I thought I was a bit better, so we took a short road trip... and I was sick the whole while.
On the plus side.. we picked up a few art supplies... and I hope to be able to play with them later this week; when I am (hopefully) feeling better.
We also stopped at a fabulous used book store... (I think I am crushing on this place)... and I found some awesome older poetry books for half price. The hubby found some info that he is embroidering into the story-line of a work of fiction he is writing... and the daughter bulked up her dwindling stash of paint at this shop.
For dinner, we stopped at a Kildare's Irish Pub... and even though my appetite was lacking... the traditional Colcannon soup was exactly what I needed (mine was leek and potato).

Things I am Grateful for Today:

-family and friends who have checked "in" on me
-hot tea. AND! Yesterday I found a small tea ball... so now I can make some loose leaf tea.
-my Valentine's Day carnations from a friend are still pretty... and sitting in my kitchen window.
-sunshine and 45 degrees today
-warm enough that I can leave the doors open for awhile... very important when you are sick...
-fresh pears ... sitting on my kitchen table... (see the photo above).
-poetry books --- Robert Pinsky, Marilyn Chin, Laurel Speer, Diana Hartog, Kate Light, Patricia Wesley, this one, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
-new tubes of watercolor paint and gouache (and my daughter got acrylics)
-a pocket sized watercolor paper sketchbook by Moleskine ( I love their journals )
-watching the melting snow and dreaming of spring