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Thursday, February 28

SPRING has sprung

I just can't say it enough - the weather is the main reason is ROCKS living here. February 28th and the kids have already been wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts to school. (I was thinking that this is a good thing anyway, because Hannah's pants are already too short - I guess she is getting taller, though I don't see it. I can put that expense aside until the fall/winter now that it is shorts season.) Anyway - the drive this morning - 60 degrees/9am - looking at all of the plum trees that are flowering, and those few trees that we have here that actually LOSE their leaves in mid-December are already budding. Love It!

And this time of year always gets the bug going for Bill and I to do some(more) planting in the yard. Now that for sure, is no easy task, because we don't really have "soil" here, we have rock/mountain/caliche/dirt. That's why we hire people....

I am of course thinking about doing stuff in the front yard that will get our Homeowners Association all riled up! I think we are going to replace a palm tree with an olive tree without getting pre-approval. I am laughing just thinking about it. Gosh, the little things that amuse me, now that I am 42.......

With all these thought of spring, I decided the Valentine door arrangement needed to be retired to the garage and I whipped up a new wreath. Here is the work in progress:



And the final result:




Not too bad for a half hours work. That is one, big a$$ wreath! I know, Allison, where are the pillows I am supposed to be sewing??? I will get to them - but something like this I can do soooooo much faster!
Happy Day to all. I am off to buy white short sleeved shirts for school for Hannah. When does middle school start/school uniforms end??????



5 comments:

Tutta la Storia said...

Ok, Etsy is calling your name, and where is mine? I want to open my front door tomorrow and have one that the Scarlet Begonia Midnight Gifter left for me . . . hint, hint, no pressure . . .

Jerolyn said...

THAT is simply
BREATHTAKING!

sam walton said...

i saw a wreath at wal-mart just like that for $8.47 today...

the big it said...

i think one of the best things about living here is all the neighbors...

Jerolyn said...

If Sam Walton saw that wreath then I am really freaked out since he's been dead for like 16 years....huh Chris????