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Hints of Spring

The sun came up with a blaze this morning and promises to stay around all day. Yesterday temperatures were much milder. I put on my rubber shoes and began to slog around the yard looking for harbingers of spring. Daffodils are just peeking their leaves above the ground near the deck steps, but no hyacinths to be seen. I got as far as the raised bed where the spinach while not as prolific as last year is still green. And then, oops, here came the rain again so maybe today other discoveries await.

Also, at long last I finished the lacework socks and they are quite lovely, but more importantly they are done. Now time to move on to finishing up some handwarmers for the South African charity.

Tossing around ideas for maybe going to Kaya Fest where all the Marley Brothers, plus some of the grandchildren will be on stage in Miami. I haven't been to Florida in years so would be interesting to see the changes I suppose. Hard to decide as the last couple of trips have been rather a disappointment. The husband keeps reminding me that after I come home I vow never to try again, but I do hate to totally give up traveling. We have found a nice Air BnB in which to stay. I am not a beach person, but don't mind strolling in the sand. Funny, how now that money is not the obstacle it was, I am not as excited as I once was to go places. And, I have a very difficult time making decisions as well.

My Christmas cactus has been in continual bloom since before the holidays and just keeps putting on buds. Last year it didn't bloom much so this year it has outdone itself.

Anah was honored for being in the 5% of her class academically. Quite proud of her for that accomplishment, 2nd year in a row. And both she and her boyfriend have interviews for jobs running the concession stand at the local athletic complex, good summer occupation. Hope they get the jobs. Also her boyfriend was recently accepted into a welding program which will qualify him to be a union welder. The course is 5 months long and he will have to away for that time. Will young love stay the course? Kind of hope so, they have a very good relationship.

Little of interest going on here, just waiting for better weather in order to get outside. Almost finished with my Danish mystery novel and have several suncatchers designed, waiting on wire to arrive. Was ill with a UTI for a couple of days, but it cleared up quickly enough, just took me out for a little while.

The husband visited his brother yesterday and came home with a sack filled with pictures of himself when he was quite young. We enjoyed looking at them. I found this one to be particularly cute.

Today kids are coming over for lunch/early dinner and we plan to do some grilling for the first time in months. Easy meal, but one of my favorites, steaks and shrimp. Everything feeling all ahead of itself with the time change so I guess I'd better get busy since I feel like I'm an hour late. I did hear that Missouri currently has a bill in legislature to drop DST, I wouldn't mind that at all.

Have a great Sunday Y'all!


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Mar. 10th, 2019 02:10 pm (UTC)
You sound in fine spirits! :-)
Mar. 10th, 2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Indeed I am.
Mar. 10th, 2019 02:13 pm (UTC)
I love that the sense of Spring is here in all ways.

Those socks are really lovely!

Congrats to Anah and her bf. I hope they get those summer jobs.

What an adorable photo of your husband. I love looking through old photos.
Mar. 10th, 2019 03:59 pm (UTC)
I am especially excited about spring this year.

Ty on kids, socks, and husband, old photo's are a treasure.

Mar. 10th, 2019 03:28 pm (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL sun photo ^_^ I just adore the shape of that window.

Those socks are so gorgeous, E <3 and I love that it's for charity. Wonderful.

SO happy for Anah's guy!! My man is a welder, there's good money in it ^_^ Good for him.

The husband keeps reminding me that after I come home I vow never to try again, but I do hate to totally give up traveling.

*LOL* I so relate to that. I'm one of those happy-once-I'm-finally-there people. The actual travel part is uggggh...

That old photo of the Mr. is so so cute ^_^ Thanks for sharing.
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:02 pm (UTC)
That window is a fave feature in this room.

Didn't know your guy was a welder, good news that it pays well.

I'm with you on the travel, now if I could just click my heels together and be there, I would travel more.
Mar. 11th, 2019 01:22 am (UTC)
Yes but like you said, sometimes you'll need to travel to where the work is. If he doesn't mind that then he'll do great :)

*lol* Yes I am still waiting for heel-clicking travel ;)

Edited at 2019-03-11 01:22 am (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2019 04:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful socks!!

Good luck to Anah and her boyfriend.

BTW - I got the ingredients for white chili (got the idea from you) and am going to try that tomorrow!
Mar. 12th, 2019 01:05 am (UTC)
Thanks on the socks, will never make another pair like those lol.. back to simple things lol

Anah got hired at her interview this afternoon, so very happy about that. It's just the best feeling when the grandchildren do well...eh?

And, how was the chili?

Edited at 2019-03-12 01:23 am (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2019 05:42 pm (UTC)
No hints of spring here yet, but I am looking forward to it!
Love the socks and blooms on the cactus!
Congrats to Anah!
Mar. 12th, 2019 01:06 am (UTC)
Getting more springlike each day. I'm sure we'll have some cold snaps but I did find hyacinths coming up today.

Thanks on the socks and the cactus.
Mar. 10th, 2019 06:18 pm (UTC)
You're fortunate to have so many family members nearby.
And we're feeling some spring weather too. Can't be soon enough.
Mar. 12th, 2019 01:11 am (UTC)
Close family- a blessing and a curse :) I've never lived away from here long, tried to leave, but always came back.

Spring is coming on stronger every day.
Mar. 10th, 2019 07:09 pm (UTC)
My Christmas cactus didn’t bloom very long this winter. I think I need to move it to a new spot to get more sunlight.

Congrats to Anah. I hope she and the boyfriend get the jobs too.
Mar. 12th, 2019 01:17 am (UTC)
Sunlight might be the answer. I set mine in a sunnier spot this winter and it has really bloomed its heart out and still going.

Anah got hired this afternoon !! Went to the interview and they gave her job right away. So, she is really happy. Don't know about BF yet.
Mar. 10th, 2019 11:17 pm (UTC)
I am in total awe of those socks!!!!!!!!
I'm also totally proud of Anah and her BF!
Please tell her that a good education is wealth that can't be lost or stolen no matter what's going on---it's a good base for building all the wonderful stuff in life as well.
Mar. 12th, 2019 01:03 am (UTC)
Glad you like the socks. They were a PITA lol

Anah comes from a long line of educated women and has always set her goals high. She's smart, funny, beautiful and self-disciplined. Very proud of her. And she got the job, hired at the interview!
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