Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Just when you think you’ll never have a kitchen, it all comes together. Counters, a fixture, a range and range hood, dishwasher, you name it – we now have it.
Gwynnie is inspecting the sink.
One of the first meals: a pot of vegetable soup. It was on one of those cold days when I thought I’d turn to ice. The soup was so good. I love peas. (Folks in the northeast probably would like to say: shut your pie hole, you don’t know cold.) And they’d be right I think…but it’s all relative.
This, below, was on the counter recently during a lunch visit with Miss Sherri. She noticed the artistic combination and I snapped the picture.
And on that note, I say, I’m off to enjoy a day off work! Happy Presidents Day!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Monday, February 03, 2014
Did you know this about English ivy? English ivy uses a chemical adhesive secreted by its adventitious rootlet ends in order to stick to a vertical surface – it can even cling to something as smooth as glass. The secretion is yellowish and forms circular dots on the vertical surface. It is very sticky, and becomes stickier as it dehydrates. More info to be found here.
Flash update: I went out at 5:00, after working, and planted the ivy! It was already almost dark, and definitely dark as I was finishing up. I'm sure the neighbors, coming home/driving by, thought I was nuts. But, the entire flat is in the ground, all along the bottom of the wall. And I let it know we have high hopes for it. :o) Of course, as I read more on it, everyone says it's pretty awful, pulls down your wall, and brings rats! How positively romantic! And from what I read, I planted way to much of it. Fun! Stay tuned for me battling rats and trying to prop up my house with sticks. On the upside, we eventually want that wall to come down, so let's let the ivy do it! Ack!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Had a great day yesterday, New Year’s Day, with my mother- and father-in-law and hubby at Copley Symphony Hall. We got our fill of Viennese music, and dancing by the Kiev Aniko Ballet of Ukraine, who have names like Sergiy Afanasyev, Nazar Botsiy, and Oleksandr Manshylin, no less! It was a nice way to ring in 2014! And I think my grandmother and mom were “there” somewhere, seeing it with me.
(Taken while the orchestra was tuning up…)