Absolutely splendidly brilliant.

18 Jun

I ran a couple errands today and – as always – NPR was on my car radio. It usually is. (I’m not much of a music person these days.  People are often horrified when I say that but I have learned I’m not alone. Gretchen Rubin confesses a similar thing in her book about habits, Better than Before. I digress.)

So NPR was on. And I wasn’t really listening to it. There was an interview on about the postponement of fashion week; not something super high on my radar. But then, I was sitting at a four-way stop when the gal being interviewed, in her British accent, called something absolutely, splendidly brilliant. 

And I thought to myself, my. What a positively awesome way to describe something.

And then I wondered – what would I describe as absolutely, splendidly brilliant?

What would you describe as absolutely, splendidly brilliant?

The first thing that came to my mind was my garden. This year I’d call it absolutely, splendidly brilliant. I started my plants from seed and – miraculously – all but one poor zucchini plant have survived the transfer to straw bales and outdoor living. I’ve had a bit more time at home this planting season and so been able to focus on making the garden less of an eyesore from the street. It brings me a lot of joy to check on it every day. It’s absolutely, splendidly brilliant to me at this particular moment in time.

So what’s absolutely splendidly brilliant to you? Many things, I hope.

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2 Responses to “Absolutely splendidly brilliant.”

  1. Kari Reilly June 22, 2020 at 9:39 pm #

    oh my goodness! you are absolutely, splendidly, brilliant! Love your garden!

  2. Linda L Christianson June 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm #

    I have thought about you and your garden. Neat that you have kept it up and you make so many good things from what you grow. Too much work for me. Just finishing up our home with outside projects this summer. New house front door and garage lights will go up tomorrow. I have become a fan of Wayfair. Glad to see you are enjoying summer. We have many graduation parties and hope soon we can give our three seniors their quilts. Out of door services and it might rain on Sunday so then we will see what happens. Take care.

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