We are in that time of year when you dress in layers :) if you want to go out you have to take a coat if it is warm and make sure you can remove a layer soon if it is currently cold! Sunday we ate out on our friend's patio and Monday we had a fire in the wood stove it was so cold! Thursday is the first day of spring and it looks to be pleasant. I have been reliably informed by old-timers that I should have my peas planted by St. Patrick's day and I did - which is how I ended up being unable to move without great physical discomfort! This is a yearly event for me, you would think I would learn but I don't. Each year the first really lovely day that doesn't require even a jacket I go outside and work in the yard. I always plan to stop before too long, I never plan to keep working past the point when common sense says "stop". I even warn Hubby of the pitfalls of doing too much on the first day. Then like a woman without a brain I soak up the sun and forget all my good intentions, smell the fresh air, listen to the birds and spend hours pulling weeds! I currently make the most horrible groaning noises whenever I stand up, sit down or try to move one of my thighs! The backs of my thighs are letting me know that I am no longer 20 (I knew that!), should have exercised more during the winter, (I knew that too!) and should probably set a timer or something for the first few days! (sigh) The good news is that since I can barely move I can catch up on what has been going on around here in the last 2 weeks. (I swear I thought it was only one)
Our quilting group has been working madly on the quilt that is being raffled for the school fundraiser, every Thursday afternoon is workday and some Saturdays. This is so much fun and I think I finally got the hang of the multi-stitch 'rocking' technique! Much quicker! It is going to be really pretty I think! We are selling tickets for $1 per and hoping to sell 1000 tickets - We can do this! :)
I got sidetracked in my genealogy work and went down the proverbial rabbit hole, lots of fun to do but just eats up the time. I ended up with a genealogy website for the static information and a new genealogy blog. I think I need more projects. Not!!!!
Signs of spring are here, leaves and some of the herbs coming back, the leaves are the corkscrew willow tree. I am so hoping we don't see blossoms on the fruit trees for a little more, last year we had early flowers, late frost and no fruit - I would sure like to have some cherries and apples this year!
|The chives think it's spring!|
And here is the progress on the addition of 300 sq ft of garden space, hubby has been digging out the grass and making real progress, he makes funny noises these days too! :)
Hubby and a friend went fishing today and he has just come home with fresh fish, however I must clean them. He can clean them but does not think they need to be as clean as I do - so I do it and it just saves time and arguments! Fresh fish for supper, hooray!