In my head I’ve written a dozen blog entries but every time I’ve sat down to write one I either get interrupted or can’t think of what I want to write. So I’ve been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks. Now my daughter can tell you that my head is a scary place to be.
We’ve been busy around the house with trying to make meals ahead so we have left overs for lunches. Also we bought some sweet corn from the stand at our butcher shop and cooked it up, cut it up, and put it in the freezer. Vicki made chicken carbonara that I had for lunch all week. It was delicious.
I’ve also been crocheting, watching movies/DVR stuff, and reading. I finally finished Secret Lives, the 650 page book I was reading. Next I have to write the review for this book. Now I get to move on to other books that are on my list. I’ve been working on holiday gifts. I’ve gotten a number of smaller projects done.
In the next two weeks I need to get my office cleaned up and my bag ready for school. I’m taking three classes in the fall unless I decide to drop one of them. This means I have to be organized and on top of everything. I’m definitely not there yet.
This summer has flown by and I’ve not gotten as much done as I wanted to. However, I’m trying to not stress out about that as I have gotten some of the things done and made progress on the things I didn’t complete. It is nearly time to switch gears from summer down time mode to school year mode.
Every spring our front garden slowly starts to blossom. I’ve had white daffodils blooming for the last two or three weeks. This morning I was a bit grumpy because I was up early and had to go back to work. It isn’t the work – it is the up early part. I stepped out of my house feeling slightly grumbly and looked at my garden as I try to every morning. This morning I was greeted by happy bright pink flowers on my rhododendron bush. It was cheerful and bright and beautiful. It made me smile.
I went to grab my phone and realized I’d left it inside. I had to find my house keys and go back for my phone. Then I snapped a quick shot of my pretty flowers and text my two daughters in Georgia. The response I got was – look no snow. Never mind the gorgeous flowers. They just commented on the no snow.
To be fair, we’ve had a bit of a gloomy month for April. We had snow and a lot of rain. I’m definitely ready for there to be some bright days. Just because she lives in Georgia and they’ve had beautiful weather for like three months, doesn’t mean she should rain on my parade.
Well I just ignored her comment and enjoyed the pretty flowers. They are a pink / purple color that is just a happy color. It put a smile on my face and started my day right. Now I’ll have to keep watch on the rest of the garden to see what pops up next.
In my back yard I have a daffodils and hyacinth up. The hyacinths are pink and purple. The daffodils are white. At some point I’m going to have more tulips. They are one of my favorite spring flowers.
My bushes in the back yard are sprouting green and red. I have some dogwood bushes, hydrangea, lilac, and others I can’t remember the names of. The spirea bushes haven’t bloomed yet and I’m waiting on those. We have two in the front yard and one in the back yard.
It will be so nice to sit in the yard again. It will be great to enjoy the smells and sounds in the yard. I’m looking forward to the spring and summer.