Thursday, May 15, 2014

Springing into Spring

Hello Chickens!  Is it spring yet where you are?  So far we haven't had any Spring.  We did randomly have three days of summer, over 80 and humid as Hades, but now we are back in the 40s, and it is a lovely Fall.

The good news is that after diligently not touching or conversing with the plants Charming Suitor put in last summer, I managed to be near them and have them survive!  There is something weirdly giddy-making about waking up and peeking out to see those shoots of green getting taller and unfurling their leaves.  How I hate my Black Thumbs and my killing spirit that cannot keep a plant alive!  But CS has the touch, which makes me dream of a not-too-distant future when he can fill tubs with herbs and other vegetation on the eventual deck.  I?  Will look and not touch.  If the temperature ever manages to get above 60 we'll go pick a large colorful coleus and install it in the urn on the front porch and our agrarian impulses will be fulfilled for the season.

For those of you in the greater Chicagoland area, I hope you will save the date for a very special event.

Sunday June 22, 1 pm at City Winery the DREAM TEAM is getting together for Books and Bubbly!

Me, Jen Lancaster, Amy Hatvany, Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Jio.

Oh yeah.  Take that in for just a moment.  Frankly, I keep pinching myself that I even get to ATTEND an event with these amazing women, let alone be on the panel.

Because these ladies?  Rock my literary world.  We will be chatting about anything and everything, with plenty of bubbles to go around.  Tickets are only $5, and once they go on sale I will post a link.  So tell your girlfriends and your book club and get it in the calendar in ink, and stay tuned for more details.

And in case you want to brush up on their latest books, which I cannot recommend strongly enough, here they are:

The latest from my BFF, and yes, I do make an occasional appearance....BUY HERE.

Loved this book so much I blurbed the crap out of it.  BUY HERE.

Another page turner, the perfect thing for your upcoming long weekend or summer vacation.  BUY HERE.

My other favorite Sarah, her latest is available for pre-order (May 27) but if you aren't up to date on her backlist, be sure to order her others as well.  PRE-ORDER HERE.

And, you know, just in case you may not have gotten around to it...


Stay tuned for more renovation details next week...the big reveal of some flooring choices, why we love polished concrete, and why bold design choices are the name of the game.

Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath


  1. Oh, how fun! I wish I had found y'all's books before I moved away from Chicago.

  2. oh man… how I wish I lived in Chicago… Congrats on the plants! I have the same type of thumbs as you and kill everything I touch (you don't want to know what happened to my basil plant). But when I turned 30 my brother-in-law gave me a plant for my birthday that I brought to work. Even though I find it dead every monday, and it has accompanied me on 3 office relocations, I just can't completely kill this thing…. and TEN years have passed!!!