Thank you for the birthday wishes! I wish I could give all of you a big squeezy hug! :) I had to laugh looking at my last post today~ Right after I posted we discovered a flood in our basement from a broken pipe, creating quite the scamper! It was yet another "Little House" moment; Laura would have been proud of us as we handed the towels down the line to sop up and then wring out for more sopping (or is it swabbing?)! We were ever so thankful for our water storage, which we put to use the next day until the plumber could come make repairs.
Now we just have to wait for the septic cleaner to empty the tank, as the flooding caused a stinky backup in the basement~ peeeeewww! Laura would have been grateful she had outdoor plumbing as a girl. :)
I had to share with you my little story of serendipity~ I found a book about Marjolein Bastin (the Dutch artist) in our local library last week, and discovered that she has a home just north of Kansas City. Her book was so inspiring to me that I felt like we should drive by and see if we could visit, or at least see her prairie land that she is restoring. The next day I found a soap dispenser with her artwork on it at the local thrift store, and then my mother-in-law gave me a birthday present in a Marjolein Bastin gift bag that matches exactly! Someone is trying to tell me something, I think!
We have been enjoying warmer weather today, which has been nice, since we thought it might freeze our garden a couple of nights ago. Yesterday we discovered a humongous patch of wild garlic that would be big enough to share with all of you~ pesto, anyone? We are loving all of the surprises popping all over, and hope that you are making lots of new discoveries, too.