On one of the more warm days, I drove down Alicia’s road and smelled the ultimate in indicators for spring – Lilacs. I don’t know what it is but until I get a whiff of the spring air heavily laden with lilacs I don’t feel like it is spring. I love this flower and plant. I have three in my yard and one is blossoming. They are young and growing nicely – no thanks to me.
Our spring has been a bit funky here in Wisconsin. We’ve had hot like late summer hot and now we are cool with threats of snow / frost. I think we are going to have an unusual year for weather. However, spring has now sprung for me with the scent of lilacs lingering even in the cool spring air.
I’ve been so busy this semester I’ve not had a lot of time to stop and smell the roses (or lilacs) and now that the semester is winding down I’m starting to look forward to my summer. This summer I have a pile of books to read. I want to get back to submitting a lot of my writing. I also want to work on two manuscripts and see if I can get two others actually published. My summer is filling up even before it has started.
The two girls in Georgia will probably be coming home this summer. I am trying to figure out when to take off for their visit. Of course we don’t have solid dates yet but I’m still looking forward to it. I want to get Stephanie’s afghan done for her and if at the three quilts I’ve had in the works for a while. After that for sewing I have a pile of material for Vicki. She has a bunch of material she wants me to make into work clothes for her. Along these lines I have the next afghan lined up (and waiting in the living room) as well as yarn for a number of gifts. I also still have three fleece blankets to get done.
The question becomes how much of this will get done during this summer? Hopefully all of it but you never know. I’m looking forward to taking my vacation time and enjoying my down time. I’m aware it sounds like I won’t be getting down time but it is for me.