Palm Saturday

Did it! Brought home the dates, but they are not in the house, oh no, as they leave a pattering trail of nuggetty little fruits if you so much as breathe on them. They are installed in formal symmetry on the deck, and will be lit as soon as I can remember where I stored the Christmas decorations. I think they look sort of gorgeous just as they are.

The boys are at a jazz club this evening – I was invited, but they’ll enjoy it more without me, and I have had the unusual experience of being Home Alone. What mischief have I got up to?

First thing was to have delicious menudo for dinner, mmm, with plenty of chillies (yes, that is tripe).

Then I put iTunes onto DJ, which produces a constant stream of musical knuckle sandwiches. Tracy Chapman, Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares, Weather Report and Janacek. Bam!

I got out my chop saw, circular saw, jigsaw and planer, and put up the planking on the second living room wall. I left a small side section, having learnt from long years of experience that it is better to leave something really obvious to do, so that at the same time I will quite naturally do all the little tweaks which make it a finished job.

Then I tidied the attics.

I played with fabric, what a busman’s holiday! Navy and white stripes combined with buoy orange, two cushions, and two boxed cushions in subtle, natural colours. The two sorts will have nothing to do with each other.

I put a really stinky but effective treatment on my hair,

I played with matches,

washed the cat’s face with special care,

and it isn’t yet nine o’clock… I’ll set rat traps.

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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5 Responses to Palm Saturday

  1. Carole says:

    All this in one evening? I’m impressed! (My grandma told me that if I played with matches I would wet the bed! :D ).

  2. Sounds like my kind of evening.

    I’m so intrigued by those dates! I’ve never seen such a thing. I’d love to see it all lit up.

  3. Wow, you’ve been busy and prolific, I had three posts to catch up on before I got to this one! I love the dates, and I’m intrigued by the stinky but effective hair treatment…do tell.

    Kat :)

  4. Hope you enjoyed your solo night! Sometimes I crave them but they are few and far between as my kiddos are still in elementary school. I am sure one day I will have too many in a row and begin to miss this time now! Thus is life. M. Merry Christmas to you!

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