It has been rainy on and off for a while now which is good for the ground.
On the weekend I decided to paint the back patio and for some reason it caused me no end of stress! The cement patio was chipping and horrid, I mainly wanted to seal it up for the winter months. I swept it, hosed it down, scrubbed it with TSP, hosed it again and then had to wait for it to dry which never fully happend. We tried to dry it with a hairdryer and then a blow torch (care of our sweet neighbor)! I painted it anyway and it has rained so I can't coat it with sealer yet. I wonder if this coat will even last the winter? Anyway, I of course I had washing out drying at the same time and had to gingerly take it down halfway through, leaving the clothes pegs where they lay. In the rain I thought the pegs along the wall looked so nice.
It is nice to think that many of us share a few favorite things, that are comforting or homey, cozy and pretty.
-clothes pegs all lined up
-a cup of tea and a nice tea pot
-a cup of coffe with friends- fika!
-cats curled up
-lovely books to read
-pretty baked things
-wonderful patterned fabrics
-a cozy husband and a place to call home
-silly wiggly dogs
-fresh notebooks full of promise
These things are basicly what my whole blog is about! and judging by my flickr favorites, it is all I think about. More truthfully, they are the things I cling to when I need a bit of comfort. It doesn't take much!
Time for another cup of tea and perhaps a nice biscuit!
Kniting night seems to be a permanent thing and I am loving it. Last night we all had a good cackle over a movie we had all seen - 2 days in Paris. I had no expectations going in to see it and boy was I impressed. It was just so funny and so familiar somehow. I really loved it. And I believe Julie Delpy did it all on her own steam, directing, acting , producing etc- impressive!
Happy Monday to you!