This morning I picked up my beloved Miele vacuum from the repair shop where it had gone for a 2-week spa treatment while I pined for its return. I hope you know that I’m really stretching the truth here, but I will admit that my sisters are always making fun of me and my vacuum love. While I was in Wilmington, I decided to visit the Trader Joe’s again where I picked up some lovely flowers to cheer me up on this snowless Saturday.
And I have a three-day weekend, which only adds to the cheer.
I placed the tulips in a cool vase by my kitchen sink.
And the hydrangeas in the dining room window.
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb
The book I am reading is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, one of my favorites and one that I thought I had lost. And then I heard from one of my sisters who told me that I’d lent it to her a couple of years ago and after she’d read it, forgot to return it. Luckily, she didn’t return it to me because the one I am reading came in the mail yesterday from (surprise of all surprises) one of my readers.
Andi, I can’t thank you enough.
The book is written as a series of letters just after WWII and centers on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel which was occupied by the Germans during the war. Residents had no news for five years of the outside world and the stories that play out are so interesting.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858
As I write this sentence, I glance out the window and find to my utter surprise that it has begun to snow. Oh, I hope it keeps up at least enough to turn my world white for awhile.
Enjoy your weekend, folks. Hope you like my flowers.