Monday, January 05, 2009

Back at it

We have officially started school again. We are more than ready. It seems that things fall apart here without our normal routine. We are supposed to get a lot of snow here again today and it is the perfect setting for snuggling up with my children and reading and baking.

I think today calls for homemade soup and bread. The children and I could eat soup and bread every night for dinner and be perfectly content. John, on the other hand, prefers to not eat soup. I have expanded my soup repertoire to include more hearty soups and stews and the husband is much happier. Our new favorite is Linda's Lentil Soup. I doubled the garlic. I LOVE garlic!
http://fourlittlebirds.blogsome.com/2008/12/01/lindas-lentil-soup/

The seed catalogs continue to pour in and I often find myself lost in dreamy thought. The day the first one came I threw myself in my cozy chair and time melted away as I devoured it. John would make comments about, well I do not know what exactly, and I would answer and get back to my seeds. Eventually he started laughing and I pulled myself out of my happy place and asked him what he was laughing about. He said that every time he said something I would look at him and start talking about different seeds. Apparently I didn't even realize what I was doing. Later that day I asked him if he would go shovel the snow from our walk and he looked at me and said, "So, what about those seeds?" LOL!

I must go and deal with the laundry but I leave you with this thought.

IT IS GOOD TO BE ALONE IN A GARDEN AT DAWN OR DARK SO THAT ALL ITS SHY PRESENCES MAY HAUNT YOU AND POSSESS YOU IN A REVERIE OF SUSPENDED THOUGHT. ~JAMES DOUGLAS, DOWN SHOE LANE

2 comments:

Lily said...

That is my new favorite quote! Love you.

Rowena said...

It is so true, isn't it? A garden is magic. I actually read something online where a woman said that "A garden is a bit of nature borrowed." Or something like that.