Sunday, March 31, 2024


For Easter, a collection of a few of my favorite poems.

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
-Henri Matisse

"Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul."
-Victor Hugo

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
-Audrey Hepburn

" Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in the springtime."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Twas Easter-Sunday. The full blossomed trees and flowers filled all the air with fragrance and joy."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"A true friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg, even if you are indeed cracked."
- The Mistress Borghese?

Happy Easter, Happy Spring & Renewal

Saturday, March 30, 2024

MEANWHILE ... the Casa du Borghese

Another long week, but due to a much quieter one. Nice to have a break and a long weekend, but sometimes the lighter workload makes for a long week, and I love being busy while working. But here's to the weekend. It's been a relatively quiet one, and nice. The above is the first of our flowering trees to take bloom, the White Pear. Stunning!  Here's some of the sights around the Casa du Borghese this week.
Here are some ceramics eggs that my mother painted from years ago when she used to do ceramics. Remember when that was popular?

Meanwhile, my potted bulb garden took off this week, and the ranunculus is hanging on barley with colder nights still.

My dear cousin Maggie, from Chicago sent me the lovely painted rock that she hand painted.

These porcelain rabbits were my maternal grandmothers. She loved Easter.  When she passed, I had to have these two. And that is her in the photograph with my grandfather.
After some more gardening clean up today, the kid came out in me and decided to color some eggs, since I had only three dozen.

My good friend the Dame stopped in with this beautiful arrangement for my table tomorrow. Such a thoughtful gesture.

The clover I got as a gift from St Patrick's of 23' continues, and I just had to divide it into another pot and it's already going crazy! So pretty for something so simple looking.
Then a heart attack today. I have 6 for dinner tomorrow. I went to the farmers market to pick up my ordered meat of lamb, and thought I heard wrong when the very cute boy told me the price. Hey, I was distracted by his very pretty baby blue eyes and very big arms and chest. A 7lb piece of lamb for $89!!! I never paid that much for a piece of meat! My menu for tomorrow is Roasted Lamb with rosemary with a creme feta sauce drizzled over it, Potatoes, Glazed Parsnips and Pears, Grilled Asparagus. 

And dessert? Creme Puffs with a Choclate Glaze.

Friday, March 29, 2024


In this feature, I'll share a weekly guest with you all, and you tell me

 in only three words what comes to mind.

In Three Words...

Warren Beatty

Thursday, March 28, 2024


 I bet that you didn't know I love going to the ballet. I love going to the ballet to support and see the dancers.

The dancers...

This evening, how about some Vitruvian Man

I just adore a dancer.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024


Who else??? And no spin needed- MAGA Republicans released their plan to gut Social Security, and contains other things, and it's as bad as you'd imagine. Democrats have yet to do some things and pass them, I'd like to see done and passed, but this crap is far worst, and just who does this help??? You guessed it, the wealthy and ultra wealthy and large companies. How the general public and middle class and especially the dumb middle-class republicans don't see this is beyond me.

Then tonight on the news I saw where Lara Trump, now the head of the RNC and the committee are interviewing individuals who want to work for them, and they are being asked first if they think the elections was stolen and do they think the Dump lost. WHAT!!!! To me and you guys ...we can see the writing on the wall...they don't want any republicans working there unless they will help spread the lies and help get a dick-tator elected. Yet they still don't see this as odd?

Aren't they just fun little lollipops, triple dipped in stupid and psycho.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024


The Lad helping me out of the car.

I tell you, the Lad can be such a jerk. The other night when we celebrated 14 years, he said he wanted us to dress up as some of his favorite Star Wars characters and do some sexy, naughty role play in the bedroom. When he opened up the door he said, "MISTRESS....Jabba the Hutt isn't one of my favorite Star Wars characters!" And I replied, "IM NOT DRESSED YET!

 I will admit, the Lad is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. You know what he got our blind friend James as a birthday gift? A cheese grater. A cheese grater! Jimmy told him it was the most violent book he'd ever read.

The Lad can be such a dope too. You wouldn't believe what he said to me last week. He said our neighbor with the big titties was outside gardening again topless. I said, "Really Adrien?"  He replied "Yes, but I wish his wife would do the same." And he can be so insensitive. He came in the one night and said, Guess who I ran into while on the way home the other night? I said who Adrien. He said our midget neighbor from up the street. I said Adrien, they prefer little people. He said, Oh whatever, so I offered him a ride, and you know what he said to me? He told me to go fuck myself. So I zipped up my backpack and kept walking.

Monday, March 25, 2024



Spring is finally springing!!!!!!!

And these marabou ensemble from the fabulous Tamara Ralph is what I'm hoping I'm wearing when the police come to tell me that another of my husbands existed in an accident. 

Sunday, March 24, 2024


The weekend wasn't a complete wash out. While we did have cool temps and rain yesterday, the sun did come out late in the day. I got my lamb ordered at the market for our Easter dinner next week and made a batch of hot crossed buns for breakfast yesterday. A very nice dinner out last night with the Capitol Street Duo as it also gave us time to plan a beach get away this summer, which at the rate I'm going, I'll be lucky to be around much. Luckily today was nice out, I had some time to do some more garden clean up, get some fresh air, and burn a bunch of fallen twigs and branches. I hadn't been out in a couple days this week, so I was amazed what has finally opened and is in bloom. The forsythias and hellebores never disappoint as early bloomers along with the grape and traditional hyacinths. Nothing says spring is here like the whiff of hyacinths. I suspect the tulips won't be far behind.

Smells heavenly indoors!

After a good day in the garden, I think we could use some Shirley Scott Trio to wind down to with a cock-a-tail for the weekend.