I really don't know quite what to do - I feel like I know all of you so much better because of your LJ entires, but then I'm always lurking instead of posting myself which feels a tad unfair. And yet I have a hard enough time keeping up with what I need to care for online that I also find I have little time to just 'play and socialize, or write. :-/ My own fault, but it's hard to choose what to bow out of, what to fade out of and what to just take the time to maintain, it's all of value to me. How does one discard diamonds in favor of emeralds?
All that aside, I laugh at my resolve in December that I would begin posting more regularly here and renew that resolve anyway. The holidays are past, and I finally found the photo lithium batteries I needed to make my Master Replicas Sting glow all blue and hum... waaaay cool! It's even cooler than I thought it would be. I just kept wandering around my house with this blue, humming sword in my hand, I didn't want to put it down! I've mounted it on the wall in my library now, with my Weta figures, a sort of little LOTR shrine, LOL.
"My library" - I still can't get over that I have one. This house is so big I wonder that I am living here! We've ordered not one, not two, but THREE new bookcases for the library, and I know I have enough overflow books to fill one of them. The others are for growing room, and to be able to spread out my collection with little objects d' art (or strange whatnot I find here and there) in between, a luxury I've never had.
Someday my kids will be grown, and my body will protest when I go up and down the stairs, and I will look out over this fabulous yard and groan about caring for it BUT Not This Day! This is the season to stretch out a little, to be able to be hospitable, to stash away a few memories for those older days.
I can't wait to see what pops out of the ground in the Spring - I have no idea what there might be. We had a snippet of sunshine yesterday and I trimmed back half the grape arbor, it was so peaceful, and checked to see if the weird sproingy corkscrew grass I found at a nursery in the fall is still alive. So far so good! I need to learn how to use my greenhouse too...always admired them, but never had one to play with.