Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

Hello Tuesday, hello fellow caffeine addicts. If we were meeting for coffee today I would say that I'm drinking some home brew this morning because I have been buying waaaaaaaaay too many Starbucks mochas lately. And I'm sure there is something addictive in them. If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you there is a war going on outside my window between this

and this

and despite the still frigid temperatures, I think the latter is winning. My plants are flipping winter the bird and coming up anyway. They are pushing through still frozen tundra, pushing aside piles of snow and saying, in their own very green and colorful ways, that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! Gotta love nature when it gets its back up.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would show you my prince, who I neglected to put away before our first serious snowfall. He is a little battered and bruised and I may have to replace him - anyone out there have a line on where I can find another frog prince? Every girl should have a frog prince in her garden.

And while we were talking about bruised and battered, I would tell you about some of the craziest things we do for our kids.

Riley had been yammering at me for the longest time to get his bike out and he wore me down. I promised him that this past Sunday would be The Day. Sunday was sunny but minus 7 on the thermometer. Let's not talk about the wind or the fact that the temperature is about five degrees colder and it is always much, much windier down on the bike path that runs along the water, the same bike path we usually go on since it is a block from our house. I try to not break the promises I make to my boy so there I was, wrestling the bikes out of the garage, pumping up the tires, going inside every now and then to warm up my hands because it was hard to test the tires when I couldn't even feel my fingers. If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that even my never-give-up-boy gave up after about 10 minutes of riding (and that was with the wind at our backs) and after one mud wipe-out and one much more serious ice wipe-out. We headed off the water front and pedalled home into the wind but at least off the water. An astonishing 30 minutes later we made it back, feeling beaten down, bruised and muddied. But the forging ahead in our garden was inspirational and I figured if those tiny little bulbs and roots could do it, then so can I.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that these two puppies are growing at an alarming rate. Almost as fast as my snowdrops and crocuses

and then I would show you some art I was able to share on the weekend. I was asked to personalize some of my intention cookies for a small birthday celebration and I got to package them up and line them up in a row.

I love sharing my art but if we were meeting for coffee today I would also say that I don't like it being stolen, which is a subject for later this week. You might get all kinds of curious and I would distract you and say let's go over to Amy's Lucky Number 13 because she's been playing with the Boss' iPhone and will probably want to take our pictures.


Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Aw, that ride actually sounds like it was kind of fun, despite the whole battered, freezing, and bruised thing. At least it was optimistic!

And I'm totally curious.

P.S. What are intention cookies?

Lis said...

Oh, I want - nay, NEED - a frog prince! I'm on it!

Meanwhile, my poor garden hedgehog is dissolving from the relentless push of winter declare He is Not done with us! Yep, the plants are staging a brave counteract and I think will win ... but still, it is a tad annoying?

Oh my, just this past week I was thinking of how I probably would never know if someone was using my images or words for their own gain ... say it isn't so! You are right, I am all kinds of curious ... and ready to wield a big stick in defense of your art!

xo Lis

April said...

Im going to go look for a frog prince right now...:)


Cheryl said...

It's coming. Hold on...the heat this week may just melt those awful piles of black snow!

Stolen art? Of the international variety or here at home? Getting curiouser and curiouser.

Moomser said...

Frog Prince, on it!
What are intention cookies?
Looking forward to stolen art post... very, very curious!
Thanks for coffee"

oreneta said...

Your art is being stolen? Or did I misread that? Hope not...and here's to spring flowers, the most beloved of them all.

Kim Mailhot said...

All princess kimmypoos must have frog princes - I have one too! He wintered in the shed and will take his
place in the rose garden as soon as the snow melts there.
There is the s word in our forecast. Sigh.....
Bikes and bare feet will have to wait, i guess.
Stolen art, eh? That is sucky!!!
Some people have a lot of learning to do.
Happy Wednesday!

Chelsea said...

Love the frog prince! So cute! Looks like spring is trying realllllly hard to come out....

Amy @ Lucky Number 13 said...

hahaha, i would totally take your pictures, all of you, and you would be so sick of me! and i think the husband secretly likes being called The Boss because guess what? i am actually The Boss and he knows it : ) i can't believe you have that much snow still..eeeeek! i hope i do not have to look at snow again until next year, hope yours melts soon!

Sherry said...

I actually get sick of Starbucks after awhile (and yes, I think they add something to keep us addicted!). Snow and spring they just don't mix...and boys with growing big feet (my oldest wears size 13...he's 23 but he's had that size since he was about 12!!).

Stolen art you say?? That just bums me right out!!!!