lately, free moments have been spent at the kitchen table -- usually very early in the morning or very late at night -- piecing together floral crowns & whipping up valentines. it's a good way to live, bombarding your dining table with flowers & hearts. i highly recommend.
i also recommend leaving your christmas tree up as long through the cold, harsh winter as possible. mine's still up, standing & stretching her limbs in the corner of the apartment, still lit & all gussied up. in fact, i may have written out a certain contract stipulating that i could leave her up as long as i wished…and may have woken robbie from a nap to sign it in his somnolent (read:cooperative) state. so yes, i actually have an official document relinquishing all decisions & rights regarding the christmas tree to yours truly. and let me just say, it is a beautiful thing. i may have to frame it.
and speaking of beautiful things…let me just express how much i truly love bri, who helped me spiffy up this here blog space. she's a straight-up wizard, i tell you.