Saturday, December 31, 2011
Meet my new baby, a fifteen year old contoneaster Bonsai. The seller was a grandpa that cared a great deal about his plant and spent quite a few minutes teaching me how to take care of it in the summer and winter time.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
I had a wonderful Christmas time with my family. We spent the entire morning unwrapping gifts, took the doggies to the park and then cooked Chinese hot pot instead of the traditional American Christmas dinner. My husband hid all my presents in his car just in case I couldn't resist the urge to dig through the whole house for presents before the holiday arrives. This year, one of my favorite presents was the salt and pepper grinder by Perfex. I absolutely love them! My husband told me that the sales lady's son got them as his wedding gift in 1964 and still uses them today. Maybe they will last me 50 years too?
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I finally spent some regular hours practicing last week and finished learning the second half of Islamey, this made me feel a little less guilty about fairy gardening since it is a completely frivolous hobby and I can't think of it benefiting anything or anyone but my own entertainment. I'm planning out a few new pieces to learn, one of which is the Prokofiev sonata and the other is the Shostakovitch prelude and fugue, I'm putting my focus on Russian music for the next few months. In my personal experience, nothing is more difficult to learn than the Beethoven sonatas. Somehow his composition is just too hard for me to grasp, everything else that I play seem to come through much easier... I hope I won't have to play another one anytime soon. Sometimes I ask myself what is the point of keep learning, but after all it is a lot of fun to explore new pieces.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Fairy garden #1 has been remodeled... again. Every time I saw it, it made me cringe, so I had to redo it. I like it a little better this time.
Last night I added little birds to the mini carriage, saving it for the next fairy garden project!
Completed fairy garden #6, took a while, but it's worth it.
Monday, December 5, 2011
I'd been looking forward all day to be able to sit down, sip a glass of wine while sharing some popcorn with Kelly and Alfie, and super-gluing together some broken fairy garden decoration. It's been really windy lately, this morning I took in all the tiny small parts inside the house. It's always a good idea to glue things down in case the wind or our gardener blew them away:)
Friday, December 2, 2011
I can't believe December has rolled around! This has been one crazy year with one thing after another, what will come next year? Who knows. I will admit that it has been quite a stressful couple of months. The night I lost Bobby, I thought the whole night was just ruined and I was never going to get through the night, but now two whole months had passed, I somehow managed through a muddle of stress. My health has taken a nose dive, the house is in shambles, but I hope things are all going to get better from now on.