Leaps and Bounds
This is the first year our flowering apple tree has decided to show off its blossoms. Isn't it beautiful? Our brother in law gave us this little tree a few years ago. This is the tree that Frodo loves to sit under for some shade from the sun.
Isn't it amazing how spring decides to arrive and stay? I'm enjoying the beginnings of a beautiful season. The month of May reminds me of my grandmother (dad's mom) and her love of springtime. Her garden was filled with spring bulbs and various flowers. She had a climbing rose bush that grew over a trellis with a seat on each side. As children we would try to sit on the benches but the bees were too bothersome. Now we have a possible bee extinction.
I worked a babysitting 8 hour day on Monday and, wow, that was a long day for me. Even with a nap time squeezed into the afternoon (for her not me). I enjoy taking her for a stroller walk around the town while the weather is cooperative. Since she is two years old and her language skills are emerging by leaps and bounds, we chat about all sorts of things. Some conversations are intelligible and then there are times I don't know what we are talking about. She loves it and so do I.
Where did I get all the energy to raise two kids? I am so tired after a full babysitting day!
I'm plugging along reading page by page with my Brothers Karamazov novel. I'm trying my best to read 5% a day (on a Kindle). One day, I'll finish reading this book. As a reward, I'll start the shortest book on my to-be-read pile. This daydream makes me joyful.
Yesterday out of the blue, Holly decided to take a nap on the couch. Frodo with his eagle senses knew she was around and decided to 'join' her. I had a blissful 1/2 hour of two animals existing in peace and harmony. Of course I documented it with a Frodo selfie! Isn't he adorable?
He's like: "I cannot believe I am sitting with her!"
She's like: "whatever"
I'm like: OH MY GOODNESS!!
and that was my evening - I am so happy for the peaceful moment.
I enjoyed reading your comments about the pros and cons of digital and/or paper calendars. I find that whatever works is the best solution. Thank you all for reading and commenting and being a part of my blogging days. I enjoy our friendships :)
Have a great weekend!