The weather in Vermont is pretty changeable. After the spectacular last week of warm weather that seemed determined to banish winter and eradicate it's memory forever, we are now in for a week of rain.
This is good! Sometimes, in the spring, when it rains, you can practically see the world turning green before your very eyes.
Silly sentimental girl that I am, I think it's so wonderful and perfect!
Cozy and romantic!
If you've been following along at all, you could probably guess that this would be my optimistic take on things.
The house is spring cleaned and all put together (well, downstairs is, at least. The upstairs is another story still yet to be written.) Now, it's time to enjoy the fruit of my labors and to sit in my freshly cleaned house. Well, for as long as it can last with three very creative boys dwelling in it.
I've been listening to Glenn Gould playing Brahm's Intermezzi and Rhapsodi for the piano.
To me, this music is more romantic and beautiful than even Chopin. It's very quiet and introspective for the most part - punctuated often, with the most heart rendingly, glorious passages of soaring melody. I very much appreciate Mr. Gould's interpretations which are honest and straight forward - not flamboyant, but heartfelt and true. This music speaks!
It would be a great day for daydreaming and thinking and cooking up wonderful ideas.
after the afternoon tea for 35 women that I hosted on Saturday and church on Sunday (with a little bit of organ playing in the service), I'm too tired to put two words, let alone any thoughts, together.
I planned for this!
The agenda for the next few days is to putter and splutter along. All of the leftover flowers and sugar cookies are such a reward for all of the hard work.
Well, now, you can see that the weather is the perfect backdrop to the sleepy quiet days that we all need around here.
Especially for Halle!
She's been sleeping a lot!
She's had this funny, tired expression on her face often in the past 5 weeks.
The reason, no doubt is her thickening belly.
How many puppies are in there anyway do you suppose?!
Well, she shared my complacent day with me.
She looked out at the soppy, dripping world.
She looked to the right.
She looked to the left.
She thought about life, and ....
.... with the wisdom of the ages,
"I think that I will just stay in today."
I received another gift after the tea
I have a confession to make.
I was just way too busy during the day to actually take any pictures to chronicle the event.
This is sooooo sad, let me tell you!
It happens to me every year!
There is a mad rush at the end and all I'm left with is a blurry memory.
Sometimes, someone takes a few photos for me
I want to take my own!
this year, my dear husband let me keep the tables up so that I could reset them and take pictures.
Did I just hear you think that I'm a bit crazy?!
(Happily, that's all I heard you think!)
Strangely, one of my favorite things to do in this world is to set tables.
It's actually a hobby, in fact.
This is what I did today!
I will take pictures tomorrow that I would love to share with you.
This is just one of my tea tables
Of course, it has tea in it!
(anything else would be unthinkable and unethical - especially having the pot empty!)
Delicious, golden, soothingly fragrant, steaming black tea that the boys and I found to be just the thing ....
.... for a cold, damp day such as this!