Thursday, April 7, 2005
By Linda Jones
Spring has sprung!
I know, I know, its always possible to have cold weather even in April around here.
But, to my joy, cold is a remote possibility now!
Like just about all of us, I am so ready for spring. I have all these terrible urges everytime I pass by anyplace selling anything that looks like it might grow outside.
The only problem with that is that once I get plants, etc. home, they tend to wither and die unless my daughter takes pity on me and plants them. My job is to buy them her job is to plant them.
She has a green thumb up to her shoulder. My thumb? Well, its death to anything green all the way across to my other arm!
I have always said that I was born way too far north. I think the coast would have been pretty good; maybe the equator just a tab better.
Its just a wonderful time of year to be outside. Theres not much better than taking a cold diet Pepsi and a book and sitting outside reading (sometimes it might be napping outside while holding a book).
I have these wonderful new fans for the deck on the back of the house. Theyve been on the deck for about a year and a half now. Theyre still in the boxes; with wires hanging from the ceiling and dangling from the roof (not live wires fortunately).
I have one of those chimineas a cast iron thing that you put charcoal in and it sits on your deck and makes a cheerful little fire and our granddaughters (and I) can roast marshmallows in it. I got it for Christmas this year. Its still in the box on the front porch. Its too heavy for me to get to the deck, where I might could set it up myself.
I also have a new swimming pool in my carport in boxes. We still have to dismantle the old one that ruptured; haul it away and make a bigger cleared out spot for the new, bigger swimming pool. Thats my project though, so I cant fuss about Pop not hopping to get it done.
But its spring so I dont really even care. I am finally not coughing and actually feel like a human being for the first time since middle January. Its just glorious!
To top things off, Im finishing quilting projects right and left. At one point I thought I was going to be left with only the first quilt I started a Dear Hannah which will take me approximately five years to finish.
Thankfully, I remembered in time the three quilts that are going to my two brothers and daughter that were Christmas gifts they did get them in bags, in pieces. And I made them give them right back to me so I could finish them.
Hmmmm, who was I fussing at about not finishing stuff?
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