April – in like a Lion?

Once again, I lack regular posting. Let me tell you, this has been and eventful winter. We’ve had so many viruses visiting us, we’ve reserved them space in the guest room. I wish they’d go away. The most recent attacks have been a coughing fit that lasted about 2 weeks, ending with a sinus infection for me. Then we had a very sexist stomach virus visit. It only attacked the females of the house. Funny thing is, even the dog was sick. And that one hit while The Builder was away on business. The good news is that he was able to avoid it, but then again, all the other males in the house avoided it as well.  I think we’re finally done. After all, spring is here! We can tell when we look out the window and see….. over a foot of snow. Oh yes, God definitely has a sense of humor. He’s celebrating April Fools’ Day here in the northeast. My crocuses are weeping.

Yesterday was a much springier day. It was almost 50 degrees out, so we all partook of the warmth and sunlight. I did some light yard work, just picking up some of the branches that had fallen in the yard over the winter and tossing them into a pile in the woods. Emma was doing it, too. I asked her if she was helping me clean up the yard. She said, “No. Emma throw stuff.” Forget the cleaning up, the joy of throwing stuff won. Good thing she kept throwing it into the same pile in the woods.  Sophie spent her time realizing that she could walk around the yard on her own. She diligently avoided the remaining snow piles, and the dog mines, thank you Abby.

I’m starting to get some of my old energy back. Unfortunately, the project list is huge from not doing any inside the house projects over the winter, and now that spring is (supposedly) here, there’s a huge outside the house project list to be added. It will be interesting to see what gets done (and what doesn’t) over the next few months.


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