And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, March 06, 2009

A Friendly Visit in the Parlor

Good morning, Friend! C'mon in; make yourself at home. Can I get you something to drink? How about some fresh-baked Amish Friendship Bread? Don't mind the cat, just push her down when she gets too insistent about sitting on your lap. She has been in the catnip again, and she gets a little too lovey after she has been in her "drugs".

Do you mind if I stitch a bit while we talk? I need to keep my hands busy if I am going to cut back on these terrible "cancer-sticks".

Isn't it nice that the weather has been warming up the last few days? I didn't even need a coat yesterday when I was out visiting Sunny. Of course, Little Sprout won't leave the house without her boots, coat, and hat. She looked a little silly, all bundled up like that with snow melting all around her. What's that? It's already 36 degrees? Why, that's wonderful! I could almost believe that spring is on it's way.

Did you notice that it seems Wendy has closed down her blog? I am going to miss her terribly. She has been such a source of inspiration for me....what? No, I don't know why she closed up shop. I am guessing that she is busy living her life instead of writing about it....I have noticed that lots of folks who have blogs about moving towards a more sustainable life hit a point in their blogging when they decide that doing is more valuable than telling. I hope she will be okay, and happy....

Anyway, on to more cheerful things, right?

Big Sprout has started her own scrapbook. It is so fun to watch her discovering the joys of a hobby I share. Of course, it is hard for me to sit back and let her use her own creativity. I keep wanting to step in and show her how to do it better; how to pick the colors, and layer things. I am really trying to keep my hands to myself and wait for her to ask for ideas before I get involved. Ooof, it is hard to let the Sprouts grow up.

I am getting ready for the seed starting operations here at Barefoot Manor. With the recent $$ issues facing everyone, it is more necessary than ever to start my own rather than rely on starts from the garden center. I am glad, actually. Nothing makes me feel better than a bit of dirt and green, growing things. Seems silly that I don't have any houseplants, doesn't it? I know....I just can't seem to keep houseplants alive. I killed a cactus once, you know. Really! It wasn't from over-watering, either. I actually didn't water the durn thing enough! I think that was one of the last times I tried having any kind of houseplant.

Oh, is it time for you to go already? Well, thank you for stopping by....I sure did enjoy our little visit! You come back often, okay?


Kati said...

Hey BG!!! Thanks for the visit! I'm making pretzels (the big, puffy, soft kind) at my house today, wanna come visit?!?! *grin*

Gads, I just saw this morning that Wendy had closed down. THAT SUCKS!!! I mean, ok, I get that sometimes folks just need to focus more on the here and now than the internet related stuff, but dang.... Wish she'd given us some heads-up and a chance to say goodbye, at least.

Have a good weekend at Barefoot Manor!

barefoot gardener said...

Oooh, pretzels! I am so there, and I will even bring the good mustard for dipping....

I am gonna miss Wendy, for sure. I kinda wish she would have left up her comments and archives. She had a lot of good stuff she had written on there, and I would have liked to say goodbye...

Have a good one!

Lisa said...

I wondered if I had missed something over at Wendy's. I know I haven't been the best blogger/reader since I started school. Maybe someone flamed her really bad? Anyone notice anything about her previous post?

i really enjoyed her stuff. Hope she comes back.

The Rambling Taoist said...

I feel like I'm eavesdropping on a party line. :)

barefoot gardener said...

See, that's the problem with my doesn't show the comments, so sometimes I am in the dark about that kind of thing. I went to check, and her back posts are all gone....