Monday, April 15, 2019
4-15-2019 Monday 12:45pm
The grackles are back...
..and I saw a mourning dove, too, before the...
...blizzard we had on Thursday.
No birthday visit to McFamily's again--LOL! I was home feeding the birds and rabbits who braved the horizontal snow for meals. They came all day--fur and feathers pushed backwards and getting splattered with heavy, wet snow. Half the time I couldn't even see the apartments across the way.
Within a couple of hours I couldn't really see outside very well anymore with all the snow sticking to the patio doors and screen.
I forgot to show you all the birthday cards I added to the frig. :)
By Friday the snow had melted off the patio doors.
The world was white again.
Snow plows were busy.
My patio was white again...
...and covered with footprints.
Everybody was hungry...
...and the snow was melting fast.
I had a Gramma Day with Ian on Saturday. After lunch we watched another two episodes of Our Planet. This time it was jungles and coastal waters. After that he wanted to watch a few more episodes of his PJMasks show. (I forgot to take pictures again--duh!) I'm glad Ian doesn't mind quiet days with Gramma when she's not up to much more than that. ;)
I even got back to the Julia Cameron book this week! TaDa!! This memoir period was 1982-1989--the Roger years in Wisconsin. Country music, band practices, beer, visiting his Red Owl produce departments, the studio, sang three songs with the band a couple times...working at a handicapped school, Melissa, day care teacher (with the problem kids), adult mentally ill rec person and transportation...stone house in the woods by a creek, mobile home, the farm...
Answering the memoir questions is always interesting. Like going over another lifetime every week--LOL!
It's been above freezing every day...
...so this is what it looks like today.
No snow left on or around my patio at all...but a few raindrops.
Not much evidence left of the blizzard.
That's good. I actually have spring fever this year.
Probably because of being forced to be so inactive for so long this winter between being sick and back issues. I have flowers on the brain and am thinking all the time about sitting on the patio reading. I've even been looking on Amazon for a headset to use for audio books. Leah is helping me.
In fact, this morning I scrubbed down the humidifiers and left them to dry so they're ready to go to the garage until next winter.
The bird feeder needs to come down (McFamily has to bring over the tall ladder), chairs and small tables back out to the patio, garden hose and the water dish for the birds to drink and bathe. But--I am not planning on feeding the critters this summer. I know--shock. They eat waaaay less, other people feed them here, and I really want a cleaner more inviting patio this summer. I am determined to spend some actual time outdoors this spring and fall. Summers are too hot and sticky for me to stand it out there, so the opportunities are brief and I want to take advantage this year.
Also need to haul in the bins with my summer clothes. When I do, I am planning to do a Marie Kondo--LOL! I'll be going through all my clothes to see what brings me joy. ;) Or, more likely, see what actually fits and I have actually worn in the last couple years--LOL!
Spring fever, I tell you.
And I am one of those people who normally hates to see the end of winter.
We're supposed to be in the 40s and 50s this week and possibly hit 60 by next weekend. The snow banks won't last much longer. I need to get my patio in order soon! :) :)
Till next time. :) :)
"One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar."