We're painting the trim on our house this week...it's going from crimson to caramel, which I love so far with the white and butter yellow. Monochromatic colors schemes are so pretty, don't you think? For the past couple of days, my mom and I have been puttering around the house just doing things like this. Making meatballs, letting zucchini bubble away in slowly browning butter, arranging rocks just-so around flowerbeds. The days feel very long, when just a week ago they felt tiny. Tomorrow I'm getting out my sewing machine to make strands of paper garland, and we're having a picnic table delivered for the backyard. I think I'll paint it the most beautiful color I can find and then maybe build a canopy over it with a string or two of twinkle lights woven through and we'll have supper out there. I've been dying to make this peach ricotta tart. Maybe with a rosemary olive-oil tart dough?
Oh, the possibilities of this whole entire month :)