Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lovely Saturday for . . .

Gardening! We cleaned out the front bed and turned over the earth. We have daffodils in the back--three beds of these--and tulips in pots all over the place. We left the large kale stalks in the ground this fall and noticed today we have little kale leaves growing out all along the stalks!! Cool! Later we plant peas and snow peas!
Then off to the library. We have a most FANTASTIC library! First, the building isn't square or rectangular, it's full of art, and it has a wonderful collection of books, cds, dvds . . . everything you can imagine FREE! They also have book sales once a month and today was history book month. Mark bought "Rivers of Gold," a book about the rise of the Spanish Empire. I checked out "The Quick & Easy Ayurvedic Cookbook," "The PITA Principle (how to work with and avoid becoming a Pain in the Ass)," "New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant," "French Women Don't Get Fat," "Crochet Designs for Kids," "Handcrafted Soap," "300 Handcrafted Soaps," "The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook," and "Amy Butler's Midwest Modern." Why the emphasis on vegetarian cookbooks? I'm not a vegetarian, but I actually have a lot of vegetarian cookbooks (none of which are in the library, ironically). Earlier this week, I was searching for a turkey recipe and noticed that most of my cookbooks were published B.M. (before microwave)!!
Mark's choices are more cerebral: "Body: The Complete Human," "Gunpowder," "The Digital Enterprise," "Inc. Yourself," and a slew of dvds "Savage Planet: Deadly Skies," "The Viking Age," "Jewel of the Earth," Savage Planet: Storms of the Century," "Sputnik Declassified," "The Suffragettes," "Billie Holiday," "Hard Times," "Krakatoa," and episodes one through three of Ken Burns' "Jazz."
We'll go through all this before the end of the week and go back for more next Saturday! All of this is well worth the $100 or so dollars we pay in property taxes earmarked for the library.
Much love and bigs hugs and supah happy spring to all!! xxoo Patty & Bhu

5 comments:

pughy said...

You sure had a lovely Saturday. The garden looks swell and all those lovely books. My mum has piles of books everywhere and cant resist them when she is out.

Thee are signs of spring all around us and when mum got up for work at 4.45 this morning the birds were already singing. Surely a sign spring is here.

Happy weekend, hugs GJ xxxx

Sweet Praline said...

Mom's Bradford Pear tree has beautiful blossoms on it this week. She says she doesn't have much time to read books anymore, but she does listen to them on CD.

Romeo said...

I luv to lay on stacks of books. My mam thinks I'm silly but she has to pay attention to me before she can get to the books, right? :)

xo,

Romeo

Mittens said...

Home grown produce taste so much better than store bought, wish I can do that too.

Meg said...

Oooh Patty I'm so jealous! Gardening sounds downright luxurious to me. Well, Iris will have to become at least somewhat accommodating if she ever wants to see her Irises growing in the yard! Someday...