v is for valentine
Something about the word Valentine makes me think of acrostic poems … is that what they are called? Those funny poems we write in primary school where each line starts with the next letter in the title, in this case Valentine.
Since I haven’t managed to finish my wee Valentine’s cross stitch – man! after all these years it never ceases to amaze me how long even the simplest of stitched projects takes – I’ll try summing up our Valentine’s Day acrostically :-)
V is for Vegetables that were planted for autumn
A is for Abigail who’s still languishing at home
L is for the sweet Lotte that adorned our Valentine’s table
E is for Eggs, so warm, brown and wonderful
N is for naughty – yes you Fu! you who ate your way out of your walking harness
T is for trees whose leaves are already tinged with the season to come
I is for inside when we should have been out in the last days of summer’s sun
N is for nightime rituals – put the chooks to bed, wash the dishes, read with Abigail, sit down here at my desk
E is for eagerness for what may come tomorrow – planting the second autumn bed, maybe some patchwork, making oregano pesto, definitely more Oliver, but also raking, washing-folding and floor mopping.
There you go :-) Happy Valentines to you and those you love. Hope you have a lovely day.
p.s. the lovely “Vs” are from a beautiful French book of cross stitched alphabets – the French sure know how to cross stitch :-)