Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Such a fine day

I'm frustrated that I can't find my camera to illustrate some of my day, which took place in the tiny garden in front of my porch.  Tom and I trimmed the bushes and bought some perennials, including a yellow rose bush and violas.  (Is that right?  Violas?  Like the instrument that's slightly bigger than a violin?)  I'm pretty sure that's what they're called.  Not violets.  They're blue like violets.  I bought some columbine and some yellow daisy-like flower that I cannot name at this moment.  (Erica knows the name of every plant in her garden, but I'd need to write the names on my hands to remember them.  I might do that tomorrow).

I made a tuna casserole for dinner.  It's been YEARS since I made a tuna casserole and I still love it, especially with all the potato chips crushed on the top.  It was like going back to the fifties.

I set the table for a dinner party I'm having on Friday night, and then Gordon called and said he was in town for five days, so I invited him too, and that means I'm going to have to add a leaf to the table.  I'm going to have to undo it all and redo it tomorrow. That's how much I love Gordon.  

The house is in complete disarray.  Books and papers everywhere.  Tom and I are messy.  So kill us.


Katy said...

I'm messy; Bryce isn't. Paper scattered everywhere means you're doing something important. You're important. I love your posts. I reread them all the time. I have too much time on my hands I think.

Richardson's B.L.A.H.S. said...

Messy is good! Although when both are messy it's just pandemonium. That's our house!
I love that everyone is out in their gardens. That's what Spring is all about, making our yards beautiful again. It makes me think of Annie telling Kaatje how Americans have a fetish with making their yards look fabulous. She does mention that doesn't she? You'd think I'd remember when I've read that book more than any other!

Louise Plummer said...

Or is it lawns she's talking about? I haven't looked at Annie for awhile. I love spring best of all.

ann cannon said...

And actually I never have seen your house look messy.

I love recipes that call for potato chips. Also bacon.

Sarah said...

I've seen your house messy. I've seen a few of your houses messy. I've also seen the way you set a table, and that just might make up for everything else.

Louise Plummer said...

I've seen your house messy too. Thank heaven.