Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Looking For Spring on the Kitchen Table?

In the past couple of days, sometime, I pulled a muscle in my neck.  I'm sure most of my readers have had this experience at one time or another.  It's not very pleasant, to say the least.  Despite this, I have been doing a small task here and there.  Sitting still is not for this woman.  I'm sure the future will bring with it plenty of that non activity.

The wash is done, the floors are swiffered, the counters are cleaned and polished and the Valentine decorations are down.  Dishes are washed and the bed is made.  I never forgot what my mother in law told me years ago, A clean sink and made beds will make it look like you slaved all day.  Brilliant advice! It was a stroke of genius to make the chili a couple of days ago because there's no need to cook dinners.  Of course it wasn't a planned stroke of genius, it just happened that way.

This morning I sat in front of the TV to watch one of my favorite DVDs, 'Purgatory'.  Years ago it was a made for TV movie on TNT.  I've looked for it ever since.  I finally found it a few months back.  I can't remember where, though.

The star is Sam Shepard who is one of my favorite stars.  The blurb says '..The only thing worse than being bad is spending an eternity being good.'  That's all I'm going to say.  It may be on Netflix or even yoo toob if you want to check it out.  You won't be sorry.

Since all this snow has made me yearn for a bit of spring, I made one major adjustment on the kitchen table.  The every day decoration is a set of rectangle place mats that are light in color with a set of round ones over them that are a darker green.  Both sets were purchased on sale.  The lighter ones were bought at Dillard's for 2.29 each, the other, I can't remember.  The round set has been with me for the whole time I've lived here.  It's too far back to remember much about the price or where I found them.

I thought removing the darker round ones would 'spring' up the kitchen area a bit.  A happy face appeared when I saw the results.  It really doesn't take much to make me content.

The centerpiece on the kitchen table went from this....

to this.  Just enough to make me smile.

Trying to figure out how to delete the pictures from my camera on the computer proved fruitless.  The next step was to see if they could be deleted from the camera.  Bingo.  Nearly 600 images disappeared to make room for new ones.  There was even an option to remove all of the images at one time.  Easy Peasy!

A post showing the effects of winter is in order.  They say we are getting more snow tonight.

Stay safe.  And warm.
Look what came in the mail for my birthday from my West Coast pal!  My very own bay tree plant.
This plant makes my heart sing.  Thank you, L.

It's not the snow that is holding everyone back.  It's more the ice that formed
with the rain that followed the snow.

Keeping warm though.



  1. Laurel- this is a very useful gift and a versatile spice. We use the leaves for white and red cabbage, for sauerkraut, for feta
    cheese in oil, for fish and so many other purposes. Together with thyme and rosemary it´s also part of a french bouquet garni.
    Laurel plants are not very demanding but must be protected from frost. They can also be cut as a topiary.
    Good luck with your new plant! Christel

  2. Thank you, Christel. Now I need to give the plant a name. Silly, but I do talk to my plants, so they need names. I''m thinking Bobby Bay. If I referred to the plant as a laurel, maybe Lauren Laurel? I need to keep it simple so I can remember what I name them. LOL

  3. People who talk with their plants are attentively keeping an eye on them. This way they can better detect the needs of a plant.
    Right soil? Right side? Any plant diseases or pests? Naturally this is a help for the plants. So, --- there is nothing silly about
    talking with plants !

  4. You understand you have reaffirmed my need to lean a bit to the left with my personal habits. When my daughters look at me with amusement in their eyes, I'll repeat what you said. LOL Thank you for the information. I never looked at it that way.