Spring is here! I was waiting for the cherry tree in the garden to burst into blossom and it did this weekend. I am off to a late start this week because I don't feel completely recovered from my bout of flu and my energy levels are not back up. Plus I am completing my grad school program this summer. The two years of work+school+family+blog+long commute is starting to exhaust me. I am very happy and proud to have gone back to school and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It has made me more confident, efficient and positive and I have made so many new friends who have broadened and added depth to my life. But it has been extremely tiring and very disorienting to flit back and forth between a university student's life at Berkeley and my suburban after hours. I couldn't have done it however without the support of my amazing family. This post is beginning to sound like my Oscar acceptance speech but I am going to keep writing because I have noticed blog posts have a will all their own. You intend to write about something but once you start typing, the words write themselves!
My parents have promised to be there to watch me walk at the commencement ceremony and I have my fingers tightly crossed that everything goes well and they will be back in May to see me get a second graduate degree. It is very important to me because on the last two occasions they haven't been able to make it and I feel like I somehow missed a rite of passage. Does that make sense?
How was your weekend? Mine was lovely though very busy. I did get a chance to move things around the house and generally, pretty it up and make it spring-ready. I find it extremely relaxing to create vignettes that tell stories, to style objects and to make things 'just so' (I am very Type A). Since the blog world has been awash with washi tape DIY's, I felt compelled to buy some and try it out. You can see my experimentation in the picture. Pretty, yes?
I bought an ikat patterned tape and combined with this red lace design. I think it gives washi tape an Indian touch when it's paired with a Rajasthani miniature painting! Are you getting your home ready for a change in seasons? I would love to hear from you, so do write in.
All pictures are taken by me and copyrighted to Once Upon a Tea Time.