Saturday, March 08, 2014
Paperwhites Are Blooming
And the smell is overpowering. I clipped off half the flower heads, hoping that would cut the fragrance by half. It's still too much. Now, I am wondering why I start them? Is it habit? Or the power of suggestion with so many customers buying bags of bulbs (even now) so they have an unending supply of the stinky things.
I felt bad putting the perky little white blossoms in the compost bucket.
Maine, where I am, got up into the 40's today. The sunshine is warm as long as the clouds stay away. I was out sitting in the sun while G and Riley took their walk. then Riley and G napped in the sunshine until it was time for lunch. Now they are off on a car ride. Both my boys like going away in the car--to look at stuff. It's a guy thing.
I am working my way through my book "Bellman & Black" by Diane Settlefield. Oops, I was going to explain what is happening, but don't want to ruin anything for any future readers. I stopped and deleted. This isn't your regular work of fiction.
I brought home Roy Choi's autobiographical cookbook from the library. I don't like his life and I wasn't interested in his recipes. Drunks, gamblers, the f-word. No thanks. I saw him on Anthony Bourdain's show but they must have heavily edited his conversation. He was also on the recent Top Chef as a guest for the Quick Fire. I wonder why the library chose to buy that particular cookbook.
G and I are still viewing our way through the five seasons of Fringe. I think we are getting close to the end of season two. G is watching Arrow on Netflix while I watch Rake, cooking shows etc. Now that he has the iPad, he doesn't pretend to like what I like to watch. He just sticks the ear pods in his ears and....... it's like living alone. He does ask if I want anything from the kitchen when he takes a break. So it's okay.
Well, G and the dog just rolled into the garage. I am interested in seeing what they got at the grocery. Always slightly different from my list.