May 16, 2014

My windowsill

My windowsill is something that made me happy this week. (Not the dirty window, which I am hoping no one will notice...) It is chock full of things that I love from this little family of mine. 

Mother's Day carnations from Orianna. 

A tiny bird planter with a Mother's Day marigold from Lily

A cup of marsh marigold from our expedition last Sunday. 
(These are pretty great cut flowers. Five days later and they are just starting to be less brilliant.)

A while ago, I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. She mentioned in there about psychologically needing a gold star upon completing something. If her husband isn't forth coming with praise, she finds herself drawing it to his attention so he will  praise her. This was given as a reason to not be happy--relying on others isn't the way to happiness. But this is something I find myself doing too. I try not to need it, but I think all of us like our gold stars of praise and admiration. After telling Justin about it, he would tell me I earned a gold star whenever I accomplished something out of the ordinary. Like having all the laundry folded at one time. Then this past November, after 2 (or was it 3?) solid weeks of him being gone, a case of hand, foot, and mouth, and cancelled Thanksgiving plans that left the kids I all alone, Justin went to buy me some wooden stars, painted them gold and brought them home to me. 

Which makes him a gold star husband. 

Having them sit there reminds me how great he is. 

I bought these little wooden bunnies in satin dresses and white aprons last summer from our local junk man. I have no idea what to do with them, (they have no legs, so aren't very independent) so I stuck them here where I look at them while I am doing dishes. The white aprons are so housewifely, it seems appropriate.

And then, my little talking birds. I saw them for a dollar or two, the first week of spring and decided I had to have them. And they sit there, talking back and forth between them, peering around my little cracked tea cup and the sedentary bunnies

And now, I probably should go do the spring cleaning of my windows. Eek!


Olivia Vaughan said...

I love the picture of the marsh marigolds! Also, this was posted at 11:11, so you should make a wish or something, I'm sure.

Geri Douglas said...

I am with on owning a greenhouse. It was always a wish of mine, but I do not have a green thumb, and by mid summer I am hoping for an early frost..but I do enjoy the bustle of Spring. I loved your pictures.