More February Magic
However, I want this blog to be cheerful (yea! fake cheerful!) so here are some neat things I've been doing. I'm reading The Faith Club and thoroughly enjoying it. It's refreshing to see three intelligent, thoughtful women talk about religion, the thing that's on everyone's mind but that some consider taboo to talk about in polite company. Best part? My fabulous local library had this book available for check-out, right after I heard the review on NPR.
I don't miss the hustle and bustle of big city living when it's stressful, but I do miss the perks of living in the nation's capitol. While I was visiting the ancestral Seiff home, I bought Last-Minute Knitted Gifts at a used bookshop. It's a clever book, good designs, and I'm a big fan of the editor. The shop gave me an extra dollar off because of a little nick in the book jacket. Here's the DC quirk:
Yep, see this? The Library of Congress had two of this book, so I got the extra. It's like being held up in traffic for the president's motorcade, bound to happen to you sooner or later if you live in and around DC. I've gotten soft, I think, because a true Washingtonian would say, "Whatever," but this struck me as pretty cool.
This weekend the professor got out to the garden and planted seeds: radishes, lettuces and onions, in and around the mache and arugula that's already growing there. Here's a photo of a particularly tasty looking bit of mache. I'm saving it to eat when there are other garden greens, too.
This is our first daffodil. A little droopy, but a harbinger of things to come.