I'm up early this morning...before Joe. Went to the kitchen and started coffee then looked out the patio doors at birds feeding. Decided to put on Joe's boots and go out to feed them. Filled the feeder and came back to take leftover popcorn out for them to eat. I have read that they shouldn't have salt, but I hope that the squirrels will eat most of it. I'm thinking about my daughter in DC. A huge storm is making it's way to her town and 1-2 feet of snow is predicted. Just got an email from her...she said that they will close up four hours early today and she was looking forward to shoveling with her neighbors. I'm looking out my window and the trees are moving with a brisk wind. Snow is on it's way here too, but not much.
Yesterday, I painted on some watercolor paper with valentine colors. I painted some branches and put them in a vase on my table. Today I'm planning on cutting out small valentines and attaching them to the branches with red ribbon. Something to do (crafty) on a snowy day.
I love valentine's day. When I was a girl..the teacher would always pick someone to make the box to hold the valentines. Oh, how I wished she would pick me. All that red crepe paper, paste and paper doilies...I thought I could create a beautiful box. I was never picked. When I worked at my last job, in a gift shop...I used to decorate the windows. I decided to do windows with a school theme. We had all kinds of antiques on shelves ...high up, in the store. Old school desks etc. I ruffled crepe paper and put it around the perimeter of the windows and then set up an old fashioned school room, of sorts. Now was my chance to do a valentine box. There it sat in the window....people came in the store and said that that window brought back so many memories for them. I finally got to make a beautiful valentine box.
Well, I have to get going ....have to make breakfast and start on those valentines. We'll have leftover chicken noodle soup and pizza for lunch today. I won't have to cook...so the day is mine. I'll check in later and tell about my day.
I'm back...I went to town and visited the library and came home with books and a stack of magazines...all the new ones were there with garden covers and pretty valentine covers. I rented the movie, Amelia, and we are going to watch it tonight. A friend came over and gave me a wooden nesting box collection. She got them at Michael's and we each have a set. I will have to get my creative juices flowing and dream up something to use these for. We visited and solved the world's problems. Joe and I ate lunch, after she left, and here I am. I did my valentine tree and it will be on my blog tomorrow.