We are having a truly beautiful spring day in Merryville today. It is a grand start to this month of April, and I am so happy to see and feel the sunshine. I was sick for most of the month of March, and still have a bit of a cough, but it won't take long, with days like this, before I will feel very much better, I know. I spent most of the morning digging in the dirt outside, and repotting a couple of plants inside and just touching the earth for a bit and breathing in fresh air has left me feeling less edgy, in the way we sometimes do, when we aren't feeling as "grounded" as we'd like to be.
My indoor jasmine and the muscari are blooming and they smell so good. It smells just like spring should smell inside and outside our house and I feel so grateful for a life that allows me the indulgence of such things as blooming plants and the trickle of fountains and birdsong. both indoors and outside too, as I have the little girls parakeets living on the indoor back porch, along with a small wall fountain and my lovely plants too. They've been singing to beat the band. Miss Luna has been enjoying the warmer weather too, and I've been happy to just leave the front door open so that she can come and go in and out as she pleases.
I'm about to run to the pharmacy, and then I think I'm going to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen for the most part. I want to bake another loaf of raisin bread, start a loaf of rosemary bread, and prepare my ingredients for a tasty stir-fry that we'll have for dinner tonight.
The weather is lifting my mood and bringing me a bit out of the doldrums when it comes to cooking these days too. Soon, we will have lovely spring ingredients to use, like asparagus and strawberries. Won't that be nice? I can hardly wait!
Dear Beth, this is the new old tray that I told you about last time we spoke. Perfect size! I still haven't decided what color to paint it though.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to visit me still. Hopefully, my energy will be back soon, and things will become most interesting here in the coming days. I hope life is bringing you happy days.
All my best,
......'til next time in Merryville.