Sunday, February 24, 2008


I've found a way to survive the chaos of construction.

I grabbed some markers and made a fantasy bathroom. I made my own little world where there is a sink with soap for me to wash my hands in. I can brush my hair in front of the mirror adorned with a cute frame. It may not be real, but....So inside doesn't look too great yet, but look what's going on outside!
See the first blush of purple on this hyacinth? I love hyacinths. I have a history with them. When we were newly married and very poor, my husband bought me a potted hyacinth. The smell was heavenly! I kept that little bulb, during move after move, saving it for when I had a house of my own. I lovingly planted it here. There's a poem about having hyacinths when you're poor that's made my little hyacinth that more precious to me:

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves along to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
- Moslih Eddin (Muslih-un-Din) Saadi (Sadi),
Gulistan (Garden of Roses)

Hyacinths my feed the soul, but parsley rocks a salad! And it's great in the cheese of lasagna. Use that to feed your tummy.


Kristin said...

I grew up in a home that was constantly being renovated...I feel you pain! Yeah for your garden, though! I wish my bulbs were starting already!

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

In need to buy some bulbs. It crosses my mind every spring, but alas, every fall we are so swamped with leaves that my mind forgets.
-Loved the poem.

Home of the Muddy Kids said...

We have one lone pot of dirt in our kitchen where many dreams of plants have been nourished. They grow for about 2 weeks and then die. Maybe it has something to do with the vast amount of seeds my kids have pushed beneath that once fertile soil...or maybe it has something to do with the salted, roasted pumpkin seed that were planted last October. Hmmm.

Kersten said...

I love that's giving me garden fever!

The Bloxham Bunch said...

The new bathroom is beautiful :) I am so ready for summer, flowers, and lots of sunshine. If I can't have snow, I'll take sun.

Jenn said...

So I guess that means the sun is there? I was wondering where it made off to...
I want some of your salad and lazagne.