Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Spring


 by William Wordsworth 1804

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Our Valentine Supper


Our Valentine Supper

     It occurred to me today that my husband asked me on our first date to a Valentine Banquet. Our first kiss was on Valentine's Day 1968! We have been married thirty-nine years.

     I love orchids! I don't have a favorite child and it is hard to have a favorite flower but orchids are high on my list.

 Transferware plates have been fun to collect. Crystal always catches my eye when I am antiquing. The double candleholder was my mother's. Forgot to put the salt in the candlewicking salt cellars. Also could not find all of my tiny sterling salt spoons. It is hard to see the napkins but my husband brought cut work tablecloths, placemats and napkins for me back from Korea.

My husband lost his dear father last week. I am reflecting on special memories with my sweetheart. We have been sick and stuck inside so a  homemade valentine with a special memory list is my surprise to him. When he saw the table he said,"You mean we are not going to watch sixty minutes and eat off TV trays?"