Trees in bloom
Student housing on the college campus. Note the rails on the windows that would typically be for a balcony. I can see it as a precaution on upper floors lest someone accidentally plunge out a window...but on the ground level as well?! I know I wasn't the most cautious student but even I could have managed not putting myself through a ground floor window. I swear, it is like we don't let American children grow-up. I guess this is just the obvious outcome-a playpen safety rail for college students. This is a nursing school, by the way. Someday these are the people that will be taking care of me in old age. Sigh.
I only get to be tall for about 30 minutes in the evening. I started to recite, "I have a Little Shadow", but got the eye-roll from the child. Funny, he used to beg me to read it again and again.
We walked past a large flowering shrub that Danny stopped to smell.
"Smell how sweet this thing is."
I went over, took a sniff, and...nothing. I looked at the white flowers, and before I could say it, Danny was laughing. Yep, Jasmine. At least I'm consistent. I still can't believe I got to my age without understanding this sooner.
My wardrobe that can't decide if it is winter or spring. It was 80 degrees today. By 7 PM I needed a jacket to sit outside. I have no idea how to dress for this nonsense!
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Twin Set-Sears, old
Vintage brown handbag-Can't remember
Orange 60's clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage Campus Casuals cotton pullover with red buttons-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage 70's Koret of California snap front skirt-Goodwill
Red Slingbacks-Thrift World
Vintage Red Handbag-Goodwill
Enamel flower brooch-Hand-Me-Ups
1970's Polyester beige hounds tooth jacket-Goodwill
60's clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Black Hills Gold necklace-Gift from Danny
I finished making the Easter egg candy today (hollowed out egg shells, hardened in the oven and filled with a buttercream "White and yolk" surrounded by chocolate.) It is an effort every year, and I always swear I won't do it again, but when I see people having fun peeling away the eggshell to reveal the chocolate egg I tell myself, "Oh, it wasn't that much work" and like a dummy I do it all over again the following year! I suppose I wouldn't have anything to moan about if I didn't.
The Seder is fun, and a nice way of keeping cultural traditions going. It is long, but there's food, and storytelling, and singing, and at the end a prize for finding the piece of hidden matzo needed to end the seder (essentially the kid that finds it extorts a prize so the long evening can end). I've always given Danny a balsa wood glider for a prize. This year, I bought him a huge kite shaped like a plane made of lightweight Styrofoam. With a 4 ft. wingspan I don't think he'll be losing it in the park.
I hope the birds like matzo because they won't be seeing bread for a week.
Me too, Mr. Grackle. Me too. Pass the prune juice.