Saturday, 13 March 2010


from the barren looking earth, these tulips will soon explode into color

the tiniest iris I've ever seen

I threw this rutabaga into a pot a few months ago before it went bad - now look!

We had a "dinner party" that wasn't intended to be a dinner party last night. It just grew quickly. I was feeling partied out from hosting so many get togethers in the past few months and didn't want to do much cooking and prepping...but that's exactly what happened! I have absolutely no regrets - getting together with friends remains high on my list of things to do no matter how much work goes into it. And I always wish I could have had more people around the table. We had a couple of giggly little girls chasing each other around past their bed time, who shortly went down and let the adults sit and eat until well past midnight. It was the kind of evening that makes you feel so fortunate - which we are, and I am grateful every day.

This weekend I intend to do very little. Maybe a bit of tinkering with my sewing machine, maybe some reading...because the rest of the month is going to be pretty busy for us. Pedro has been incredibly busy at work and will be for some time. In addition to that, my birthday is coming up next week. There is a plan in the works to spend the day in London with my girlfriends next Saturday. The following weekend we have a wedding. And the following weekend we're heading to Scandinavia! More on that to follow soon.

In other news, Isabella seems to be in the middle of a growth spurt. She's suddenly taller and lankier, and is eating quantities of food fit for a teenager. Her energy levels are also oddly higher than normal - she's been climbing on the dinner table and getting into other typical mischief I thought we had just skipped over. She continues with this obsession with singer Rosemary Clooney (Mambo Italiano, and such) - I started it with over-the-top dancing and singing along and she really latched onto that! I'm hoping to get some video soon.

I hope everyone is experiencing as sunny a transition into Spring as we have been!

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