Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Friday, March 20, 2009

A little research break on spring break

Endive with Greek yogurt, walnuts, strawberries, drizzled with a honey-balsamic glaze.
My little dogwood tree is flowering.  Still tiny as they just opened yesterday and only a few are open.
I've been looking to figure out what kind of bird this is, but no luck so far.  Yesterday, we had a group of brown-headed cowbirds in the feeder, however.  They do not play well with others.
Last spring I planted my Alaska seeds I brought back.  It would appear from these little babies coming up in the yard that my attempts at keeping them in the basket due to being non-indigenous may not have worked.  Probably the same reason I am finding cilantro all over the front flower bed when I planted it in a pot.

It has been a long day after a long week of almost all-day long research on the manuscript I am revising.  It has consumed most of my time during the break, and is certainly not how I intended to spend this week.  However, with only a 30 day window in which to do the additional research, revise the article and resubmit, it was spend the week in research or possibly be unable to meet the deadline.  The reviewers indicated it would be an important contribution and provide a valuable service if adequately revised.  That alone has kept me going.  And after all, since the major plans I had for this week were cleaning house, one thing about it: this dirty house will be here when I am done.  I did manage to get the living room and kitchen cleaned and free of dog hair, but that is about it.  I would have loved to have opened my window during the lovely spring weather--but I cannot get to it.  As we are in the midst ofthe never-ending remodeling, the pile of boxes in front of my window blocks the access.  It's my redneck security system: it will also prevent anyone accessing the house through this window.

1 comment:

Gigi said...

Love the photos and your extra special redneck security system. :) Glad your research is coming along!

As for cleaning, where is Sherri when you need her?