Sunday, May 06, 2012

Springtime for Zero Mostel

It was perfect May weekend. 

I bought wine and groceries. I scrubbed the kitchen and bathroom floors. I washed my duvet cover and duvet, and got to dry it in the sun. I packed away winter linens and found a better location for everything. I dusted everything. I vacuumed and swept. I made lentils and pesto and salad and roasted potatoes. I decoupaged a box to gather bath things. Went through some stuff in the crazy back room. I washed most of the windows, inside and out. I decided on a Mother's Day gift. I planted at the community garden, and watered same. I washed my hair. I weeded the front beds. I pulled all the knotweed in the back yard, and washed off the tarp before I re-laid it. I moved a bunch of rocks around garden beds. I made The Musician come with me to heft mulch and soil. I planted 4 pots of herbs, and seeds for lettuce, onion, cilantro and purple beans. I transplanted some lifted violets. I researched garden edging, violets. I read several chapters of Year of Wonders. I stripped the bed. I did laundry. 

Seared scallops, salad with the first lettuce from the garden and carrot dressing (so colorful!), and pasta with pesto of spinach, sweet peas, walnuts, almonds...eaten on the deck with wine. So happy.

I feel productive and peaceful. Up next: new sheets on the bed, ahhh. 

Anyone know about carpet/creeping phlox? I think I am going to plant it to spread on the flat part of the front yard, and at the edge of the wall, to creep over it. For me, this is Fancy! I am excited!

Tomorrow morning I must get up hours early to take depressed mother to the doctor, and then to have durable Power of Attorney forms to be notarized, all before an 11 a.m. meeting. Palpitations!

Right now I am watching The Producers, the Zero and Gene one. 


Dog at my feet/looks up when I think of her. /Where are we going?

Pulling the knotweed/The invader must retreat--/where toss the weed's root?

Wedding tulip pot/masthead of the facebook page/where has she gone?