Hello and happy April!
It's been almost two weeks since I've blogged. Here's what's been keeping me busy:
The lawn is greening up and yesterday when Dan and I were sitting on the back deck, we commented on how the trees are starting to bud. I am coaxing spring along with some flowers for the front step. (that's Lilly peeking out the door).
I'll have to take them in later this week, when snow is predicted for a day or two. That's the nature of spring. But, the Easter wreath on my front door will stay, a reminder to Mother Nature that the calendar does say spring.
I had a visit from my bestie Pamela! We did some shopping, watched movies, Dan took us out to eat a couple of times, and we got lots of good visiting in. Pamela and I have been friends since junior high (I'll let you do the math), so she is practically a member of the family, and of course the family wanted to see her while she was in town. Together, we made a dinner to die for. We might have enjoyed a glass of wine or two;)
In honor of springtime, I got a shorter haircut! I love that it takes less time to dry. And I've been going to physical therapy for my knee, and it has worked wonders. The best part is getting a massage! It has really helped with the swelling that remains. I only wish they would treat the other knee, poor thing.
Baseball is back! Dan and I are going to our first game this evening, hoping the Rockies will get a win and avoid a sweep by the Dodgers. It's 70 degrees out right now, so it should be a nice evening at the ballpark.
After struggling to find a book to get into, I landed on this one yesterday. It's been sitting in my TBR pile for at least a year. I'm loving the story told in letters between two women during World War II. One is a young mother in Massachusetts with a toddler and a newborn. The other woman lives in Iowa, and her 18-year-old son has just enlisted. Both women's husbands are also soldiers in the war. It is heartfelt and beautifully written, a story of how the women become friends through their letters.
Dan and I are much anticipating the arrival of our 5th grandchild sometime in May. In the meantime, it's hard to believe that these two are another year older! Their birthdays are six days apart, so they've been sharing the celebration for the past few years. This year the party was at the local rec center, where they each had their own cake, opened presents, and then went swimming with their cousins.
It's wonderful to be three. . .
And fabulous to be four . . .
More flowers -- alstroemeria. They bring such a nice splash of color inside and they are so inexpensive. Best of all, they last for several weeks.
Until next time,