Friday, March 19, 2010

A Break For Some Spring

I've been super busy with thesis stuff now that my "spring break" is over, getting ready to submit, defend and attend conferences. But the biggest news is . . . . drum roll please . . . The A4 is FIXED!!!!! I'm so happy to sleep until 8 with the shades down and to putz around making dinner in the late afternoon. It's so exciting to wonder around our yard to see what things are springing out of the ground . . .

I'm a little disappointed that this is the only bunch of crocuses in our yard

While wandering I always pause at the front door, a little hidden and needs to be repainted black, if the ladder is still up in the garage I might go look for the shudders that are supposed to be on the house.

Daffodils are by far my favorite part of spring, their resiliency blows my mind, they seem to say "I don't care what's in my way I am moving up." This particular bunch is on the inside of the front wall, probably the second most neglected area of our yard.

"Cute" little run-off stream the runs through our yard pretty much only our yard, our adjoining neighbors are either dry or flooded, I have this weird obsession with trying to get the leaves out of it to make it go faster, I'm sure the neighbors love that . . .

Last, the beginnings of the garden, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, zucchini, herbs and flowers all getting ready to go outside, I started them last week and its so excited to watch them sprout!

Monday, March 8, 2010

In like a Lion out like a Lamb

During the dreary rain last week I picked up an Easter decoration, I love getting ready for spring!

Then my parents decided to take a Saturday drive to come see us, I asked them to bring a few odds and ends and some forsythia to force inside, they brought lots. 

Then we realized while wondering around the yard looking for bulbs that we have a ton of our own forsythia in the back yard.

Yesterday and today I did some spring clean up of the top tier of the front yard and its rock retaining wall.  Trying to pick up alittle slack for Bruce as his car is still not fixed yet. . . . its a long story. But I did manage to uncover some sprouting things!!!!

And today it is almost 60 degrees outside, that means FLIP FLOPS!!!! These are my trusty JCrew flip flops so excited that its finally getting nice out!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bonus Photo

It's been snowing all morning, not really sticking but still snowing. It's March, I was plotting yesterday about the garden I'm going to plant, and now its snowing. So in honor of the snow I share this with you . . .

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DayDreaming . . .

I was away this past weekend and now the weather is starting to get nicer.  This means I have been doing alot of day dreaming, turning your brain off for a weekend and recharging is essential sometimes.  I just have trouble with the restart, little school work has been accomplished! Instead I've been salivating over beautiful new lighting for our bedroom, countertops for the kitchen, what upstairs should look like and what I'm going to grow in the garden! This must have something to do with our plans to go to the home show this weekend!
Bruce has finished putting all the new parts for his car but there is still a mystery problem. Booooooo, I was planning a trip home over spring break which may not happen now.
Kenny had a sucessful trip to the town tennis courts (right down the road) last night, its a good place for him to run free and if it warms up alittle today I think I'll take him again to do some training.  Stay tuned, I'm planning on making him a bed from his favorite blanket!