OK, it wasn't *really* the tropics, it was Lauritzen Gardens, but that's the closest I get to a holiday these days.
Our windows and doors were being replaced today, and with all the dust, glue, and whatnot I figured it would be best for Danny's asthma if we left for the day. Mr. ETB got to stay home and listen to the installer's hammering away all day.
Danny spent more time sitting than walking as he sprained his ankle yesterday. Nothing an elastic bandage and an ice pack couldn't cure, but we had him checked out anyway.
The resemblance is uncanny.
1980's Leslie Fay Dress-Thrift World, .98 cents
Pendelton jacket-Hand-Me-Ups Store (part of a suit)
60's Marvella faux pearls-Thrifted
Swan cluster pins-Hand-Me-Ups
50's crystal and pearl earrings-Thrifted
Blue hair snood-ancient-had it for years
On the way home from Lauritzen we stopped at our garden centre for a few items (not tropical plants, though I was certainly inspired to try a few things) and came home with two basil plants. I know it is too early to put them out (we're freezing here) but in the sunny kitchen window they will do fine along with the chives, rosemary, and micro lettuces. I'm ready for spring already, but mother nature refuses to cooperate.