My day began with me mixing up a batch of blueberry muffins to share with Deborah.
And ended with me receiving this handmade journal. Deborah and I had a very, very nice visit. I enjoy reading her blog and exchanging emails, but it was so nice to sit, sip coffee, eat muffins (and not let Riley eat muffins), and just talk. We had rain all night so when the sun and blue sky returned while we were talking --- well, it was pretty nice. I can't stop smiling.
I have a ton of tomatoes to process for the freezer and I thawed out some butter for cookies for G's lunches BUT I have a good book calling me. And I have that new technique to try and now I have these blank and very interesting journal pages begging for ink, collage and stamping.
I have missed all of you, also. Too busy to blog. My composting class went very well and I got compliments on the presentation and rave reviews on the Jello Dirt with Gummy Worms that I served at the end. One participant thought I was actually serving "compost" and wondered why I had added the spoon to the "sample". Everyone polished off their "samples" and the remainder (I made a double batch) was enjoyed at lunch by the greenhouse employees.
Due to an absence by a fellow employee, I had to work 10 hours on Friday, got home at 6:30 (after stopping at the grocery for ingredients), made the "Dirt", made myself some supper, played with the dog, prepared my compost notes and compost samples and fell into bed at 11 pm only to get up "moments later" at 6 am to get ready to go back to work and haul all my "stuff" to the truck and then from the truck into the building. Next week, it's Native Plants and Maine blueberry muffins.
What's Good: Rained all night so the garden is good and moist. I got to help in Floral (on Friday) making many little mum bouquets that were wired onto a long garland for a wedding. I also got to make little boutoniers (spelling) for the groom and ushers. I was astonished by the beauty of each of the three bride's bouquets put together by C in the Floral Dept (and the many bridesmaid's bouquets). She is an ARTIST. And she had to do THREE complete weddings on Friday and Saturday. Alone. All we could do was help with the little stuff. Making boxes, clearing space in the coolers, going down cellar for more flowers, making little mum bouquets. I did manage to improve my technique while making 10 of these little water pick wrapped items. C is a very patient teacher (and she really needed help). I'm looking forward to my Anniversary Bouquet which G will be ordering and C will be making.
The Blue Angels will be up in the air in an hour. No show yesterday because of fog and rain. But the sky is clear, cloudless and BLUE today, so let the jet engines ROAR!