Moments of Escape..

There's been a lot of flower picking lately.  It's calming, and boy, I need calming.

  Walks in the woods with our sweet old girl Finn help too.
Life these days seems to be full of ..hmm.  The word, the word to use here... 
  The kind society of blogland, keeps me cussing.  Though, my clever use of cussing is what enabled me to receive a present in the mail today.  Another nice moment amongst chaos.  


Did you ever see the movie 'A Christmas Story'.. Fra Gee Lay - must be Italian! 
Good remembering moment

Oh..lookie.. a 3 bedroom home in Bear Flat - bath with shower, garden, a...oh, sorry, the gift came from the U.K, and was wrapped in the real estate paper. 
Good escape moment.

Ta Da.  All the way from Tom Stephenson.  A crusty blogger from the Bath.  He can make you laugh, or make you go hmm.  He can also make you cuss!  And boy, I did. 
Here's the skinny on the glass via Tom: a lovely, little, Champagne glass flute, dating from around 1840, standing almost seven inches high on a foot with a ground pontil-mark, and with delicately cut facets and bands on the lower half of the bowl. It is in perfect condition.

Well, it arrived in perfect condition, and as I was not expecting it to arrive so soon, champagne was not on hand.  So, today Tom, I'm sorry, but it's a vase.  Do not leave a cussy comment, I will block your profanity.
It's happy and it made me smile - a very good moment.
Thank you Tom.

We also got the vegetable garden planted. 
Proud moment.

And today, it was my mom's birthday.  We made her a cake and decorated it.
This, to a tiny girl of two, is the perfect cake.
Her Grandma will also enjoy the new bubble bath that she can generously apply with a giant pineapple sponge!
heartwarming moment.