Today it was warm enough for me to slip outside at lunch time, and leave my coat behind. I had a few errands to run, and it was lovely breathing in the spring air, and feeling it against my skin. One of the lovely things on my list of lunchtime jobs was to deliver birthday cards and gifts to two friends who work in the library. I went to the market and chose bunches of orangey pink tulips and mystery daffodils for them. I love it when daffodils are so tightly in bud, that you have no idea what they will be like when they are open. Often they are traditional yellow, but sometimes you get those beautiful pale ones, and then there are the kind with the bright egg-yolk orange centres.
I finished in the office late afternoon and came straight home. Oh, how I love being at home! I have got bed linen laundering, all the windows open, and a pot of tea that I am working my way down. Sometimes I find being home alone a little quiet, so I have Little House On The Prairie on in the background. I have turned out the freezer, made a note of what I have got in there, and reorganized it. I have also made a note to find some interesting recipes for mince...it is something that I quite often pick up when it is on offer, and I hadn't realised I had quite so much!
In a little while I am going to go into the kitchen to make Tuesday Tarts from Attic24 (even though it is Thursday!). There will be enough for dinner, and then some left over for lunch tomorrow.
Walking home earlier, seeing so many branches frothing into blossom, I remembered a fact that Mum told me the other day - apparently it takes two weeks for spring to travel from Lands End to John O'Groats! I like that kind of useless information!
I found out my decopatch glue earlier. I don't think I am in the mood for it this evening, but I want to start decopatching some little plastic eggs. As Easter gifts for our family this year, I have brought some small baskets which I am going to line with shredded tissue paper in Easter colours. For each member of the family I am going to blow an egg, paint it and then paint their name on it. I am going to put in a few small decopatched eggs, and a handful of tiny foil wrapped chocolate eggs. The idea is that each year from now on I will give a new egg or two, so they will build towards an Easter Tree collection.
Perhaps this evening is more an evening for some gentle knitting. I have so many things I want to work on at the moment! I think perhaps I will either do a few rows on the red bolero I started a few weeks ago, or add another stripe to my ripple stitch crochet blanket. All I really want this evening is to light some candles, watch The Apprentice that I recorded last night, eat dinner and drink tea.
I don't know if I mentioned earlier this week, but I counted up and realised I have 5 jobs. 5! And I am in the middle of working 9 days straight. They aren't all whole days and it won't kill me, but I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to waking up on Wednesday morning!
Tomorrow I must remember to buy some cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika, as I want to make the cover recipe from this month's Vegetarian Living Magazine. They are halloumi spring rolls with a roasted cauliflower dressing and look really delicious. I will let you know how they go.
I seem to have strayed into rambling and musing rather than proper posting so I will leave you with my love for a beautiful spring evening,