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Lazy Sunday


Post breakfast scene on a lazy sunday. We should have more slow days like this.


Our neighbor gave us all this firewood! We had meant to get a cord (…or half) of wood for the winter since we love making fire for warmth but never got around to it and had been getting tiny over-priced bundles at grocery store — I’m overjoyed! Some of the tree stumps that haven’t been split yet, I’m thinking of making stools/side-table with them.


It Smells Like

…Spring! But it sure still feels kinda wintery. Lilac (is it lilac?) that came with the house is a bit scraggly and I considered pulling it out last year but I couldn’t because it flowers heavenly scented pale pink flowers.


Otherwise, our garden still looks barren and the sunlight feels cold.


eveninglight2I’m starting to think about what seeds I should find for starting various vegetables.  In the meanwhile, nothing better than staying cozy with a warm tea in a cute cup!




We got a piano! With which now our home feels complete. I’ve missed having a piano, since the time I had to let go of a beautiful antique upright piano during my college years in Boston because I couldn’t fathom continuing a semi-nomadic life toting a real piano. Playing piano is my instant happy.


Making Home

I have been in home-improvement hole this past few week. I painted kids room with Kid-proof paint (reportedly extra quality, durable and non-toxic, Immi wanted her room purple and the boys wanted it octonauts’ submarine color). And then painted over the meh-red wall on the kitchen/dining side black which took serious effort due to numerous details. Our dining chairs are still in the storage POD but, whatever.


Also, I made “coffee table” exactly to our spec ignoring most conventional notions of coffee tables (I used plumbing pipes for flexibility in height and an old door I found for $3). I need to find/make some cute pillows for the couch.


We also finally managed to turn over the vegetable garden bed which started growing all kinds of things our previous owners of this home planted — we are trying to remove most of the dirt and fill it with organic ones. Before we turned it over, we harvested some lettuce that was growing there.