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I’ve relished the recent gathering of loud and crowding family in the kitchen; little ones running off once again to play “Mary, Joseph and the camel”; the scattering of Azalea petals on the path as little girls usher in some imagined procession of royals; the little boy Luke, turned two, who pats my head and calls me honey, over and over calls me my honey! How many times can a heart break wide open? And how much love can that heart then hold? We all know the truth of it: no such limits!

This past week, the work and play of the kitchen has had a different tempo about it. I think maybe it’s a jig I’ve been dancing! I’ve loved every breathless minute! And now, once again, quiet has descended, and with it, the rain.

I’d promised my mom a day in her garden today, so I woke early, baked golden bran and flaxseed muffins – (you know me so well – yes, the recipe will follow) – and headed to my mom’s. THIS was definitely a day for rain boots and hat, and waterproof jacket. As layered as I was, I still shivered a bit as I worked; and my overalls were drenched and covered with mud when I climbed back into my car to race towards a long soak in a hot tub.  I haven’t quite made it there yet. I’m going to brew a pot of tea and have myself another muffin. I’ll work on heating this body up from the inside out! And then, a good soak will take care of the rest.

Tomorrow I’ll have some muffins for you. And for the weekend, things for the grill! Rain or shine!


5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ashley #

    Spree, the loveliness of spring captured so purely and sweetly here. Thanks for this breath of beauty.

    May 25, 2011
  2. Barbara Heintz #

    Antonini — I’m enjoying your blog and your pictures are beautiful!

    May 25, 2011
  3. Those flowered feet among the oregano and chives. So Spree actually wears shoes. Show us her wings!

    May 25, 2011
  4. Ali #

    We relished the time too! And I’m really relishing this amazing tulip photo! I must have a copy!!

    May 26, 2011
  5. Very thouughtful blog

    May 22, 2022

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