Monday, April 06, 2009

just another manic monday

wow, this day got away from me. i worked feverishly on finishing my outline of the articles for the upcoming issue of "my" magazine, after spending a week doing research and reading background materials. i can tell you that i've got a lot of work to do! but it's all exciting, so it's all good. i love digging into environmental issues and learning something new. will share more of all that later.

it's the beginning of easter week and although today-wednesday are work days here, many people are taking days off since the new vacation year begins may 1 and people have to use up the last few of last year's vacation days. so, while i was working away and staring out at the sunshine, husband was cleaning the greenhouse and getting it ready for the season. here's a before picture (i didn't get the after taken yet).


and yesterday, i managed to finish #39 in the year of creativity...a table runner for our dining room table. it's even reversible:


see, maps on the other side. we do love maps around here (another post for another day).

i did manage to sneak in a batch of nigella's brownies. the recipe i used today isn't among those on the link, but there are plenty to keep you busy/inspired. i baked them a titch too long, so they weren't quite as chewy as they should have been, but pretty good nonetheless. especially after a really good burger, the first of the grill season at buresø.

after the happiness of saturday's wedding, sadly, we have a funeral to attend tomorrow, so i'll likely catch you on wednesday. i hope that we will get to go down to møn's klint afterwards, because the funeral is down on møn. walking on the beach and communing with nature and the music of the stones would be a glorious way to pay homage to a wonderful woman, who was one of the first who made me a real, traditional danish meal when i first came to denmark. she will be missed and fondly remembered.

13 comments:

Molly said...

That runner is very, very beautiful ...
Sorry you're off to a funeral :(

julochka said...

thanks, molly, but it's really just the chairs, isn't it? everything looks great with those chairs. :-)

:-)
/j

boylerpf said...

Great idea to put the maps on the reverse of the runner. Maps used to keep my kids very busy at the table.

Pattern and Perspective said...

I love the thick hearty table. I think the table runner is fab. Sorry about the funeral - they aren't much fun. I need one of those green rooms. How lovely and relaxing!

It's Just Me said...

thanks for taking us through your day...
love the way the runner turned out. We love maps around here too - ok dearest loves maps, I love the way they look - like the way I love clocks but hate time!

Magpie said...

the runner is lovely, as are the daffodils that seem to have no pot...

beth said...

ohhhh I love me a greenhouse...I can't wait to see the "after" picture !!!

Sandra said...

I am envious, a greenhouse. And I think it's the table. I love the table. The runner is great and you made it. I'm envious again.

Char said...

love the runner and the wedding but so sorry to hear about the funeral.

Kim Hightower said...

Love your dining room!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Yes, lovely runner. Looks so cozy on your table there. Isn't that always the way it is. Joy and then sadness. Part of the circle we call life.
Brenda

julochka said...

i can see that it looks like that daffodil, which i dug up from the yard, moss and all, isn't in a container...but it's in a little clay dish that was made by husband's oldest daughter back when she was going to an after school program where they could make such things. it's just that it's kind of a strange, low, shape and a brownish color that ends up a bit camouflaged. :-)

beatnik said...

OMF I love this dining suite!!!!!!! I have awarded you a Kreativ Blogger award!!! Now you have to tell us all what 7 of your favourite things are, the things you love, with some images thrown in for good measure! Thaya xxx