I don't care what the calendar says. When the plum trees flower, it's officially springtime.
There are two more weeks until spring break. I'm so ready. Life has felt too much like a treadmill lately.
I've been trying to take photos of the plum trees as they bloom, since this time of year can be so windy. I'm always afraid of missing the brief period when they burst into flower. Yesterday, they were full of bees. You could hear the buzzing from the top of the yard and I had to go down to stand among the sound and the scent. I think we won't have very many plums this year, though; the blossoms seem sparser to me.
I'm almost done with the Midsummer Sprigs sampler. I tried so hard to stitch it slowly! I just couldn't keep myself away from it. I could be finished this week. I'm going to have it framed professionally. I'm torn between a plain black frame and a slightly ornate gold or bronze one. I'm leaning toward a little glitz, to tell the truth.
I have a love-hate relationship with Cadbury's Mini Eggs. Seriously, it's a bad romance.
I treated myself to some needlepoint wool during Purl Soho's recent sale. I have a project in mind for two or three of the skeins but the others I just wanted to have. I wish you could feel this yarn; it's a blend of silk and merino wool. It feels like my little girl's hair.
We moved the clocks ahead this weekend. I really dislike changing the clocks. Nothing seems right for a good week afterward. I do like lighter evenings, though. It's easier to catch the sunset when I'm not in the middle of cooking dinner, and I like to roam around the yard after the small Bears are in bed. Soon.
I'm so glad I planted grape hyacinths a couple of years ago. This year's crop just started blooming. I meant to plant more this past fall but I left it too late and there weren't any left in the stores. I think I want to try ordering bulbs (all kinds) online this year; do you have a preferred source for them? Please share.
We're spending lots of time outside now, the bikes and scooters and digging toys taken out every day and gathered before dinner. They ride up and down the sidewalk, zooming past me, shouting "Hiiiiiiiiii!" as they go by, two springtime daredevil Bears.
Thank you for your kind comments, especially the ones about my little family and the things we do. Every day, your comments warm my heart and make me proud of the life we're living.