2010 flowers from my garden
It's not that it's been so cold today (the temperature is well above freezing), but it's gloomy, damp, and breezy. I am so ready for warmer weather, and it's still a couple of months away.
I buried myself in church accounts, as I do every Monday, until almost 1:30 then came home for lunch. It was not very satisfying (to me) to eat leftover spicy vegetarian rice casserole, however tasty it may be, when what I really wanted was a big, juicy hamburger and french fries. :::sigh::: After making three or four meals out of that particular dish, it's all gone, but I still have one serving of another leftover which needs to be my supper. It's my own fault -- I don't know how to cook food for just one person.
Because I had a bit of church business to attend to, I made myself go back out into the world after lunch although what I wanted was a nice nap. That being taken care of, I made a fun trip to the nearby scrapbook store. I don't make scrapbooks, 'tho I probably should with as many photos as I have. I do have several old-style photo albums, but these bear little resemblance to the beautiful scrapbooks some folks make these days.
What interests me in this particular store is the lovely patterned paper they carry. I bought several sheets of Christmas paper at 50% off, and some beautiful new Valentine papers. Nearly all the patterned papers I buy can be used in making greeting cards, which is my craft of choice. I have some projects in mind; it remains to be seen if I follow through.
I'm currently reading and, amazingly, enjoying the multiple forewords on the Kindle edition of The Travels of Marco Polo (1903). With all the footnotes, revisions, biographies, illustrations, chapter definitions, etc., the actual book must be a foot thick. Oh, the marvels of the digital age! I hope to reach some of Marco Polo's own accounts soon. However, I fear it will be a while before this one is posted on my 'Books Read in 2011' list.
Tomorrow is also a day.