Boy, it’s cold! I went out yesterday to run a few errands. Pick up a prescription, go to Trader Joe’s for food. I love that place. It has just about everything I need. I love their yogurt and the pupsters love their non-fat cottage cheese.
Oh, and their turkey corn dogs. I hadn’t eaten corn dogs since my fair days when I tried theirs last year. I like to dip my corn dog in mustard.
Do you have a favorite food at Trader Joe’s?
It is just gray and cold and blah outside. The birds are hovering in the front bushes. Poor things. When a bird perches on the back fence, it fluffs out its feathers to keep warm.
I’ve been reading a lot at night. Over the weekend I finished two books. “The Baby Plan” by Kate Rorick. That was a fun book that brought a lot of laughs. I also read “Force Of Nature” by Jane Harper. I recently read and reviewed her book “The Dry.”
I’ll be writing up the reviews this week for those two books.
“Force Of Nature” kept me turning the pages to see “whodunnit.” Great book.
I don’t know which book I’ll start tonight. I’ve thawed taco soup for supper. Then I’ll take my shower and figure out a book to begin.
This is real reading weather. I like to snuggle under a quilt with the sound machine tuned to rain while the pupsters snooze.
That’s the good life.
I keep going over to the patio doors to envision my spring/summer container gardens. I will soon be digging out all my old gardening magazines to thumb through for inspiration.
Gardening is about the physical act itself. But part of the fun is in the planning and pondering. It helps get me through the cold winter days.
I think about perky little pansies in the spring and fluffy petunias in the summer. I think about what colors I want to use. How I’ll put the containers together and what tall plants I’ll put in the background to fill the spaces.
I think about what herbs I’ll mix with what annuals. I think about what plants I might use to spill over the edges, like golden pennies and white alyssum, which is so wonderfully fragrant.
It’s so much fun just to think about! Do you do this too?