I do not run around in high heeled pink Marabou mules and a kimono over top of a silk chemise...
while that does sound quite luxe it is far from my reality!
The most important piece is my linen apron
Bon Appetit by Now Designs
(it keeps what I am wearing clean)
White Eddie Bauer shirt
JCREW Venus Flytrap necklace
I have been washing windows, clearing the clutter and sorting out some junky drawers.
The laundry is swishing away in the LG machines.
Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE doing laundry?
Ironing used to be a chore until I started ironing by the window
gazing out to the garden beyond
where I can see the birds and admire the green grass and the flowers.
Some people iron in front of the TV but I never turn the TV on in the daytime.
I do like a great BBC or PBS series
or something like Last Tango in Halifax or Happy Valley on Netflix
but that is about all I watch.
The gorgeous Easter bouquet has been front and centre.
I kept it away from the cats when I was not at home as a reader kindly mentioned that the lilies were toxic to cats.
The stamens in the flowers stain anything that they come in contact with so do use caution.
I found this out many years ago and sadly my tablecloth was a goner.
Quite by accident I happened upon these vibrant autumnal leaves
still clinging to a vine in the blazing afternoon sunshine.
Walking has taken me out of my neighbourhood
finding myself sauntering along the streets of Oak Bay
gazing at the well tended yards
looking for some real life garden inspiration.
We have a few beds that need some interesting plants and pots.
The tulips are putting on quite a show this Spring.
Mass planting of bulbs really do have an impact.
The deer have not eaten these...
and this patch is a block from our Humble Bungalow
where the deer have munched ours down to the soil!
We were informed at the Garden Centre that Deer do not like Hellebores.
We popped this one in a pot out front and we will see if that is true.
There is some encouraging news...
actually it is really really GOOD NEWS!
The predicted 4-5 month long wait for that ultrasound was been reduced to a 3 month wait...
then I thought about it and wondered
why not ask to be put on the list for a priority appointment and take a cancellation.
I am retired and have a flexible schedule
plus we live close to the office where they do the tests...
and wonders never cease
they called me!
By the end of the week I will have my test and next week I meet with the specialist.
So we are in the queue and will see what is next.
In the book front I finally finished reading The Luminaries.
It took me ages as it was 822 pages and very detailed and had a convoluted storyline.
And now for something completely different!
The Love Market from our wee library box across the street looked interesting...
It is written by an English born author, Carol Mason who now resides in BC.
The book jacket suggests it is chick lit...
will give it a whirl.
Thank you for stopping by, now I must get back to work.
There are some dishes to wash and the laundry needs to go into the dryer.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~