|A Monarch in the making.|
I am a romantic at heart. That is to say I like to take the simple and routine and embellish it with what I’ll call “life trimmings” to make it more memorable. Take gardening for example. I love to garden and can vegetables and jam. But if you ask me what I liked best about these little pleasures, it would be easier for me to show you than tell you. Because I trim my life in ways that make me happy. Let me explain…
My favorite moments are in the evenings or weekends, when I can kick off my shoes and walk barefoot in the middle of the garden. The straw mulch gives me a soft bed for my feet and I can more gingerly walk around the cushaw vines trailing around in every direction. I have a woven hat, with a lime green band. It’s mandatory attire for sunny days and makes me smile when I see it in my kitchen hanging on a chair. I feel happy when I grab it on my way out the door with basket and nippers in hand.