Saturday, April 4, 2009

intoxicating / delicious


L - iphone / T - phone

Ah it was glorious to wake up to the sun (it's been awhile since the sun shone so brilliantly). I so enjoyed my day today - sunshine at the breakfast table, strolling through a nursery stocked full of colors and scents, some hard labor, reading in the hammock, and dinner and dessert with T.
There's something intoxicating about browsing through a nursery - I literally get a light-headed, wonderful feeling there. Today I bought some lavender plants, some basil and some red geraniums, plus some bales of pinestraw. That's where the labor part comes in. I wanted the yard to look fresh and pretty for Easter. It feels good to work hard - to get hot and tired and thirsty and then be able to relax in the hammock with a good book. While I was relaxing I got a call from T - she was in town for a short time and was coming to have dinner with me. First thing she said when she sat down at dinner, "oh I have stories to tell... boy stories." There's nothing that makes me happier than for her to tell me stories. It was a short visit, but nice nonetheless / yesterday my phone stopped working. it's my life-line. i tried to get it fixed in athens but had no luck (they were plain rude and would not even give me a temporary replacement), so i decided to drive home today, feeling a little anxious not having a phone, to see if dad could help me. they were more helpful here or it's just better sometimes to have a parent around. i lost most of my contacts which didn't make me happy, but i was happy to get my phone back in working order. with that taken care of i went to have dinner with mom at mellow mushroom. we shared a tasty piece of 'death by chocolate' cheesecake. i came home real quick to take a shower because the hot water has been out at the dorm. it was late but i had to head back... i have 2 portraits to complete.

11 comments:

Woman in a Window said...

The pairing is beautiful, as always. Lavendar, so sweet. Cheesecake, even sweeter still.

ELK said...

oh which do I like more gardening OR chocolate....

boy stories!?

simplyblogged said...

gardening??? we still have four feet of snow in our yard. =]

giftsofthejourney said...

What a great sounding day you had especially the surprise dinner at the end and the sharing of the "boy stories"

Gayle said...

That sounds like a wonderful day!

trupeach said...

sweet scents, sweet dessert, sweet family.

kath said...

a surprise visit! how wonderful

Char said...

gorgeous shot!!! what a wonderful day yesterday was, wasn't it?

and getting to spend the day with your girl? perfect. I got to spend the day with my girls too.

Miko's Girl said...

You can grow lavendar in GA? It is too hot and humid in SE VA for lavendar to succeed - at least, not in my yard.

I went strolling through the nursery on Friday. I came home with some bee balm and herbs (dill, mint, parsley, and oregano). I love the nursery a bit too much - I need a ten step program for this:)

I'm glad you and T had some time together - especially over chocolate. G and I spent the afternoon at a horse farm for a birthday party - the 45 minute drive gave us time to chat.

Have a nice Monday!

SE'LAH... said...

Sunrise makes me sooo happy. Sounds like you enjoyed too.

p.s. All my photos are from my iPhone...how do you put the border around them?

Relyn said...

Ahhhhhhhhh... You've made me dream of flowers and of joining your for an amazing slice of cheesecake and a long, long chat.

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