I don’t mind telling you, it’s awfully nice to see impatiens blooming in the bedroom. This pot is right in front of the window and seeing that pop of color makes me smile.
As does this:
For the first time in what seems like ages there is no snow covering the skylight, thanks to last week’s warmer temperatures.
Small things, but I’ll take my little pleasures where I can get them nowadays.
Lovely little pleasures arrived in the mail the other day:
Nora, a dear friend of this blog, sent some reading material my way. Three issues of Mini-ologie and an issue of the newish (to us) magazine, Flow. Mini-ologie is a fairly new quarterly magazine that has been put together by three talented miniaturists. It’s lovely and chock full of wonderful photos and ideas for all of us who love dollhouses and miniatures. And Flow – wow! It’s subtitled, “A Magazine for Paper Lovers” and it’s from Holland. Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t even begin to tell you all that is in its pages. It’s a gorgeous treasure trove of articles, interviews, paper treats and creative stimulation.
I cannot tell you the last time I’ve seen a magazine that is this full of amazing content. It’s much more like a book than a magazine, so it’s pricier, but entirely worth it.
Thank you, Nora! I’m so enjoying this visual stimulation; a very nice contrast to the snow covered world outside my windows.
Let’s see. What else is going on? I have a book review coming up tomorrow for a book that I truly loved – a different genre for me that took me on an amazing journey. I can’t wait to share it with you. I started Dan Brown’s latest, Inferno. I paid a lot of bills. I recycled at our town’s recycling center (which used to be called The Dump.) I bought more of Scoutie’s prescription dog food. I talked to Don, but briefly. His rehearsal days are long and by the end of the day he’s pretty tired. Just a few more days in the rehearsal room and then Technical/Dress Rehearsals begin. He’s lonely. I’m lonely. We miss each other.
My dear Jim Parsons is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. He’ll be a great host. I will have to watch it On Demand as I know I can’t stay awake that late! You know, it’s only been 13 years since Jim was my student. His class was the last class I brought into the acting program and they all graduated right before Don and I moved out East. We even traveled to London together, Jim and I, on a class trip to study Shakespeare at the Globe. It is simply extraordinary what has happened in his life and career in that relatively short time. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I’m proud to call him my friend.
I’ll be staying in as much as possible today. It is very, very, very cold out there. More snow may come next week.
There are no words.