Beams of Light
Good morning! I'm sitting at my kitchen table writing this post while watching the sun rise and send beams of light through the window. The birds are singing and I hope to have a walk later today, weather permitting. I noticed a drippy drip at my kitchen sink and I need to call the plumber to schedule a visit. I'm sure we need to replace the faucet.
Remember last summer when we (the royal 'we' - I did nothing) ripped out the bushes in the front yard because the deer were eating them and ruined them? Well my husband planted crocus bulbs here and there and I swear the deer are nibbling them. We have no rabbits on the property, Frodo has scared them all away. Of course the groundhog could have done it as well, or any other roaming rodent but I like to blame the deer, I see them daily looking at me with guilt in their eyes.
Anyways I'm happy that lots have sprouted and are blooming, as well as my daffodils in the back yard. I believe all of our new deer-resistant bushes are established except for two but I don't know what they are. I'm sure I bought them on clearance so there's not a big amount of money lost.
I've been cooking everyday and trying to balance easy meals that get thrown together as opposed to labor intensive meals. I tend to pick easy meals most of the time. We are living large with my daily cooking and menu planning. Also I am treating myself to daily dishwasher use no matter how full it is, this decision feels decadent.
I continue to sketch even though I don't 'feel' like it. Once I sit and start I find great pleasure in spending the time. I need more of this in my life. I'm also trying to finish two books that aren't as captivating as I thought.
I am a book finisher no matter what so I've started to read in the mornings (since I'm not driving to and from the gym) and chipping away at both books. I should be finishing both of them today.
I have high hopes of finishing my hitchhiker shawl today as well. I'm aiming for 45 teeth then casting off. That is only four more rows!
Watching spring arrive has been so nice and hopeful. Hearing spring arrive is equally delightful. In a matter of weeks I'll be sitting on my outdoor swing enjoying the backyard once again.
How are signs of spring arriving in your area? And for those who are witnessing signs of fall?