Among the lilacs, waiting for them to open all the way. I remember the lilac bushes in our back yard when I was a kid, Jane and I would put the blossoms in our hair, mom would always cut off a branch and bring it inside to make the house smell wonderful. Lilac is a smell from my childhood, one I treasure. If you have the chance, go out and smell the lilacs this spring.
There’s one next to the house Mark and I have been working on. I think it’s beautiful.
So for the trading cards this month we are to come up with our style. Considering how I dress, and that I’m dying my hair blue as I write this, I think I’m primitive, so that’s what I did.
Well, it wasn’t just Julia’s birthday yesterday. Julia, wonderful woman that she is, had to go marry a man, wonderful man that he is, that has the same birthday. Did they not think how inconvenient this would be for their friends? Couldn’t one of them have moved their birthday? Well I needed to find Gary a gift, and he doesn’t wallow in silly art books and projects like his wife and me. I know Gary can find the stuff Julia and I do perhaps a little silly or superfluous, so I decided to give him a gift that was useful and necessary. I carved him some rubber stamps. I carved him these rubber stamps. I don’t know what he’ll do with them, that’s his problem.