Saturday, January 21, 2017

Instead of flowers....

The last week and a half has been a bit on the crazy side. 
 First, we lost my mother in law after a long illness. This was not unexpected,  but as much as you can mentally prepare for what is to come,  it is still a sad shock when it finally happens. She was blessed with a long, full and happy life and will be missed. Then the next day, after almost two months, the insurance company decided to total my car after the wreck I had the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. So we were running to East TN and back, and buying a car at the last minute, and also running my son to three different colleges that are looking at him to play football. Oh, then on Friday, our heat went out...thankfully we are in the middle of a mid winter warm "snap" and also thankfully, the repair was minor, and we have heat again before the next cold snap. 
 Maybe saying things have been crazy is a bit of an understatement. But we made it through, and hopefully, things are settling down again.
So getting caught up this week, my daughter and I were out and about running errands this morning. While we were in the grocery store, I went to pick out some flowers, as I usually do. But, as I was on my way over to the floral dept. I walked past a display of fresh herbs. Oh, they smelled so wonderful! So wonderful in fact that I decided maybe I did not need flowers...maybe I needed herbs instead!  
I filled this box with mini Poinsettia plants in December and loved the look. Now filled with Sage Rosemary and Basil, it makes me feel like Spring is coming, and I really love how they look! 
I think I am going to enjoy the herbs on my kitchen table, just as much as I would have enjoyed some lovely cut flowers.
Although, these pretty herbs will also be finding their way into soup, roast chicken, and homemade ricotta over the next couple weekends, that is for sure!
I had great sales at Creative Village in December, so I will need to bring more stock in soon, especially for Valentines day, so now that things are calming down a bit, I should be able to get some work done and work on new projects!
And maybe even squeeze in a trip to the Nashville Flea Market next weekend!
Lets hope our mid winter warm snap hangs around for a little while longer!
Hope you have a quiet, peaceful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had some sun in my kitchen to do some herbs - love how you have them - much love to ya