Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Our own little Mister Fantastic
The rose bushes out front are starting to bloom. I see lots of buds forming, but this is the first rose to bloom yet. There's also a big bush of yellow roses in our neighbor's yard that peeks over our fence, and I think I may have to "borrow" one or two of the multiple blooms (especially since they're away for the week). It makes me so happy to have rose bushes in our yard, and even more so that they're taken care of by somebody else. Although lately I've been feeling inspired to learn more about gardening. I've always had a pretty black thumb (or whatever color equivalent would be furthest away from green) but I love having flowers around and live plants seem like a better way to do it than cut. Also, I think I've got a budding little gardener on my hands, already so interested in dirt and using his little watering can. We've got some clear patches of dirt along our patio and I think over the next week or two I might try to find some plants for it. We'll see how long I manage to keep them alive...
I added a couple of prints for sale on my etsy shop today. I still have various ideas for more cards to make, including birthday cards and using some of my pictures from Europe, but it's hard to find the time among all the other things I'm always trying to do. It doesn't help that I then want to also start new hobbies (gardening) or that every few months we have to re-arrange the house and our stuff b/c Donovan suddenly seems that much taller, and OHMYGOD he can reach a good 6 inches from the edges of the tables now (he's getting really good about getting all the way up on his tippy toes and reeeeeeaaaaccchhhing), meaning our entry table and dresser in the living room are rapidly losing their function as Places To Keep Things Away From Baby, meaning I need to find ways to re-organize the storage space underneath (and baby-proof it better). Interesting how there's seemingly infinite levels of baby-proofing to be done.