Here is February, already a month into the new year! On Friday Robbie will be 4 weeks old, and it seems hardly possible. Here at the house, things have been pretty quiet. I'll be honest, I call it a good day if I can get the dishes from the sink to the dishwasher and manage a load of laundry or two. The paint brushes have grown quite cold and lonely, but I'll be back. Ideas for new paintings are already swimming in my brain.
And although I thought I'd glide right on with Christmas, springtime Easter themes have been on my mind, and although its frosty and cold outside with even some snow on the ground, we've had some nice blossoms indoors. Audrey and I made the two flower arrangements in the jars a few days ago, she picked the roses, which look an awful lot like my wedding roses. And the bulbs we planted in early DECEMBER are finally blooming! The Amaryllis just unfurled this week. It was worth the wait!
Nursing time has also turned into Mama Reading Time and just this morning I finished The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen. Over all, I liked it! Im usually not one for murder mysteries, but the subject of this book was just so tempting. It takes its premise from a kernel of fact--- at the time of her death, Jane Austen had abnormally high amounts of arsenic in her system, according to testing done on a sample of her hair. The author did some amazing research, and even lives in Chawton where the Jane Austen House is. If you've read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Next up I think I'll delve back into The Map of True Places, which I'd hoped to read before my trip to New England since it takes place in Salem, but I got sidetracked. The Lace Reader is one of my all-time favorite books, so I can't wait to curl up with this one again.
And if you have any suggestions for books that might keep me enthralled during 2 a.m. feedings, I'm all ears!~
Well, better scurry for now. Might bring the sketch book into the nest of our bed and start thinking up some new painting ideas. That is, if my new Boss Man lets me!