Tuesday, May 26, 2015

100 happy days :: day 87


yet another work week shortened by holidays. that's always happy-making.
as is having a bit of time and inspiration for playing with minifigs in the garden.
bacon & ears taking a spin on the little red scooter.
i had a lot of help from various cats, who all thought i was there to hang out with them.
and in the end, i was.

Monday, May 25, 2015

100 happy days :: day 86


these well-aged oak posts.
they seem to me like they have stories to tell.
and stories definitely make me happy.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

100 happy days :: day 85








it's a long holiday weekend here in denmark, the last of the spring holidays. our child is off to copenhagen for the weekend with her friends. as one does when one is 14. tho' it's still a bit chilly and working outside requires a heavy sweatshirt and scarf, we've been working in the garden (husband didn't wear a scarf). husband has once again changed up the greenhouse. this time, we used waffley plastic roofing as a covering and he built a back wall with repurposed wood he brought home from the harbor. me, i planted beans and onions and leeks and a couple of squash. in the greenhouse, there are now tomatoes and cucumbers and chilis and a couple of aubergine.

Friday, May 22, 2015

100 happy days :: day 83



two years ago today, frieda badida was born
she was molly's last kitten.
poor little molly was so tired by then that i had to gently wipe away the membrane so she could breathe.
i'm so glad i did.
she's quirky, sweet and wonderful.
and only occasionally expects to be let in the window at 4 a.m.
happy birthday frieda.

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so many things tumbling in my mind to write about...ghosts, communing with the dead, what makes a good marriage (can you tell i'm listening to podcasts?), getting older, fears, plants, asparagus, peonies, gardening in general, memory, foxes, chickens, feathers all over the yard, buffy the vampire slayer, magic, painting, children becoming who they are, schools, whether it's ok to be the smart one, boarding school, summer holiday, content management systems, kittens...i could go on, but right now, it's all jumbled up. 

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elvendale, not just where the LEGO elves hang out. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

100 happy days :: day 81









these are a selection of the little quotes and drawings i'm working on in the new kitchen. they will line the baseboards and have meaning for us in various ways...either because they are favorite sayings, or were said by our respective fathers or because they amuse us in some way. i've limited the palette to only black, red and a few gold or silver accents here and there, which has been both restrictive and a good thing. i love how they're turning out.