We've had rain the past few days and unlike never ending deluge in weeks past, we actually needed this rain. At least the garden did. I had planned to show you a few herbs I potted this week but when I remembered to take a photo, it was pouring down rain. Next week.
I've been busy getting lots of projects done to declutter the Study further. The area by the closet that had boxes (which are going to the van to take to my son's house) and other items needing a home is now all clear.
It is amazing what we live with for awhile and don't even see until we start organizing one part of a room and it leads to another. The organizing equivalent of buying a pair of shoes and then realizing one needs an entire outfit to match. And a purse. And a pair of earrings. ;)
So... here is what has been happening in my world this past week.
So, what did I create? Well, there are three houses here at the end of our gravel lane and none of them have house numbers. Which is fine except when one has a UPS guy who has never been here before. But there is no place to easily adhere numbers on this house.
So see that cute chalkboard nailed next to my front door? It has my house number written with liquid chalk. You can't see it because it is turned around at the moment for the photo... privacy and all. I love the way it turned out. I can bring it in when bad winter weather begins.
I'm really enjoying this Downton Abbey tea which is called Lady Cora's Evening Tea. It is a combination of lemon balm and chamomile. I make it extra strong and add a tiny dollop of raw honey for sweetness.
I've shown you that teacup before. It was a gift from my daughter when she was in college and has a matching lid. When Christopher was still home and had asthma symptoms, I would brew a Traditional Medicinal tea in it for fifteen minutes with the lid on it while steeping. That is how objects become family heirlooms... not only who gave the gift but what memories it brings back. ;)
Cheerful even on rainy days! Ummm... just realized I need to make more granola (in the glass jar)!
I always purchase next year's seeds at the end of the current season. When I had some extra money for preparations, I used part of it for these. They are now tucked nicely in a Ziploc bag in the frig.
This is much cheaper than buying seeds packed for long term storage and next spring I will have something to plant even if there is no extra money in the budget. If there is, then I will buy tomato plants!
Still waiting for my son to move his bookcase and books. But I long ago put shelves in front of it. On his behalf, he has been very busy at work so his home office remains unfinished.
|My view during my morning quiet time...|