Thursday, April 2, 2009

Awaiting Spring

Happy April friends! I hope wherever you are, tulips are blooming and birds are singing and trees are blooming. (With the exception, of course, of our friends in the Southern hemisphere, where I hope the warm blanket of fall is softly falling upon you.)

As for us, our grounds are still, for the most part, covered with snow, which is slowly melting to reveal brown, dry grass. (For those of you wondering, we have landed in Alberta, Canada.) I am impatiently awaiting the day when I see blossoms on trees, and green in the grass. Soon, please. Soon.

'Til then I can fight the fatigue that's been nagging me as of late, and prepare the boys' Spring baskets. We are by no means a religious family, but I cannot help but partake in the loveliness of 'Easter' baskets. I had high hopes for knitting up treats like this for our littlest, but seeing as I haven't even ordered the yarn yet, it seems unlikely to come to fruition. But, ah, I will welcome the long weekend nonetheless.

I am feeling a bit rambley, so bear with me. On my mind these days:

- wishing our house in Vancouver would sell (please!)
- loving Quinn's new obsession with Beatrix Potter
- regretting not packing our camera-charger (yup. boo.)
- planning a garden with my littles
- thinking about cookies. butter cookies. with frosting. sandwiched with raspberry jam.

I just re-read Jane Eyre, and fell in love again. Such a great book. That Mr. Rochester is such a character!
Have you a favorite book that you can read and re-read again and again?

Okay. Enough incoherent rambling from me. You will note that I have no new pictures. Yes, it looks as though I cannot put them on the laptop, so we will have to wait until the end of May, when we move into our permanent residence.

'Til next time, lovelies.


Nadia said...

Oh how I love Jane Eyre! Charlotte Bronte was a brilliant writer!

My favorite book growing up was Little Women. I read and re-read it so many times that some of the pages are beginning to fall out. Now? I have many favorites now however David Copperfield is one of the ones I continue to go back to. Adore Dickens!

Happy April to you and your lovelies, and I hope spring comes your way soon. We are still waiting for her to visit us in Ontario...

Urban Environmentalist said...

I've been meaning to tell you that I really enjoy reading your blog! Jane Eyre is a wonderful book. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald is another one of my favourites along with Madame Bovary by Flaubert.

That elephant is adorable - I might just have to get the pattern and make one myself for my little guy!

No spring blooms in this part of Ontario either. :( Soon maybe!

Amber Csar said...

Spring is coming on, slowly.

We miss you.

I sadly wasn't much of a reader as a kid, can you believe that! I did enjoy French books quite a bit though, namely Le Petit Prince. And poetry was a frequent under my arm.

Tis I whom the children love the best,
My wealth is all for them,
For them is set each glossy cup,
Upon each sturdy steam.

Oh little playmates whom I love,
The sky is summer-blue,
And meadows filled with buttercups,
Are spread abroad for you.

The Buttercup Fairy (Flower fairies of the Summer - Barker 1925)

Alanna said...

Glad that you are settling in... hope spring comes your way very soon!

Thanks for that knitting link. It's inspired me to attempt my first stuffie. Wish me luck!