Wednesday, April 22, 2009


"Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights."
~Author Unknown

So what does one do when they are sick in bed (with the flu) for a week. Yes, a week. Read. Luckily I had an arsenal full of mysteries. Thank you Mimi. The first two were Susan Wittig Alberts herb mysteries, and the later, was the first in the new tea shop mystery series. During the down time my Amazon purchase arrived. The contents of the box were also assimilated. A copy of Mary Jane Butters new Outpost book, and The Prairie Girls Guide to Life: How to Sew a Sampler quilt and 49 Other Pioneer Projects for the Modern Girl. Both lots of fun.

Violet who was also under the weather was delighted that the Amazon box contained the Star Wars Clone Wars movie which she purchased with her birthday money. Imagine how delighted her Mama (devoted Star Wars geek) was upon hearing the request to order said movie. She apparently loves Star Wars as much as I do. Wahoo!! One of my first memories, as a child is watching Empire Strikes Back in the theater with my parents and sister. There is something so magical about those movies for me...not to mention how fun the toys are to play with. My nephews love coming over to play with my Ewok Village (a Christmas gift from my honey) and action figures. It is wonderful watching them being played with.

Once we were feeling better we decided to start some seeds.

We planted them in egg cartons.

I just cut the lids off and used them as the trays. We labeled them with a sharpie,

filled them with potting soil,

and then we were in business. I gave one to Violet and let her choose what she wanted to start from my seed stash. She decided to do half flowers and half veggies and herbs. It felt good to sit outside on the steps and soak in a little sunshine. A couple of days later the moon flowers and zinnias started to poke their way up through the soil.

We also filled this neat little gadget (from Mimi of course),

with nesting material for the wild birds. We stuffed it with straw, yarn, and wool roving. The birds can feather their nests in style.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I want to read those books! You must bring them with you when you come to visit. I love a good mystery. What a great idea using the egg cartons for growing little seeds. I am going to get my egg carton out of the recycling bin right now!