Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring according to Tulip

{I love planting!!  I love all the soil & water in my bathtub!!}

{I'm so happy!!!  I love gardening!}

{Wait, you want to put WHAT in here?!?!  Oh...well can I stay in the tub anyways?}

Good morning! My fervent desire for Spring has me stepping out in dresses & sandals, short sleeves & skirts…and so far I am met with brisk breezy mornings that leave me yearning for tights & a jacket. Usually by the afternoon the sun has appeared, but these mornings are still oh so chilly.

Over the weekend I ordered our tomato bushes & flowers for the bathtub garden. Our backyard is graced by the presence of an antique {i.e. really old & fairly rusty} clawfoot bathtub. After a year of watching it collect rainwater & mosquitos, Jessica decided to turn it into a garden. Tulip thought the planting process was so delightful! Sadly, except for a bumper crop of basil, last year’s vegetable garden didn’t produce much except some non-magic mushrooms. This year, we are trying flowers, primarily roses. I have it on good authority that the roses ordered thrive on direct sunshine & heat, just perfect for our long New Orleans summer. Here’s to a house full of pretty posies!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ohhhh drat

...I did something & unintentionally made someone very mad.  I hate when I do that.  And whatever miscommunication happened or didn't happen, I am so upset with myself for upsetting this person.

If it makes you feel any better, I got really nauseaus & had to stop several times.  You totally would've kicked my butt. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring is here & I'm loving it

Here is a little breakdown of winter vs. spring in my playbook:

Winter is:
Warm cooked meals
Hot chocolate {Loving my personal hot chocolate maker!  Thank you again D!}
Snowboarding {Sigh...still wanting to learn...maybe next year?}
Fuzzy socks
Warm & cozy

Which is all lovely but so is Spring!

Spring is:
Crisp vegetables
Tennis {Finally taking lessons this year & I'm so excited!}
Flip flops
Vacations by the beach!
Skimpy pajamas
Sun kissed skin

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

{Sigh} of happiness

So said Harry Truman, "There is nothing better than cake but more cake!"

Truer words have never been spoken.  I hope all my cake recipients were thrilled!!

And thus ends another Mardi Gras - happy, tired, partied out, & thrilled to be part of New Orleans.