Touches of Springtime!!!
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|Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:40am|
The robins are back around!!! There are six hopping on the lawn and I have seen them back around for about a week. My early crocus are blooming, and yesterday the temp finally got to about 60º.
The temp thing is big! We set an all time record for most days in a row w/o reaching 60º. The last time we saw 60 was about Thanksgiving, and thats a loooooong winter, for us.
Yesterday it was warm enough to do some dirt work for the township. The ground was thawed enough and the outside temp wasn't frigid. DH and I took a 5 strand barbed wire fence down, and our 'boss' told the land owner that we would lay out each of the strands of wire so that they could be rolled up. Ug! No...super ugggg!!! A row of trees had been taken out, leaving roots sticking up, the ditch was rutty and a bit muddy, and we whipped the barbed wire across the ditch, unhooked it when it caught on a stick or root and had a nice row of wires on the ground when we finished. Now keep in mind that I have been inside pretty much all winter doing very passive things around here, most strenuous of which was to clean out a couple of china cabinets and pack some stuff away upstairs. The old bod wasn't ready for pulling, balancing, catching my slipping self, bending, and all manor of contortion. Today it is reminding me of what I have been doing the past few days. (Tuesday with Zane in a playground type place and Wed pushing mom around a mall in her wheelchair, looking at rounder after rounder of clothes).
Today I'm going to the Wichita Lawn and Garden Show. I will mosey and linger a lot. I will intentionally go by myself so I can mosey and linger. The smells and sounds at that show is so relaxing. As soon as I finish my coffee and take my shower, I'll be on my way. I hope I don't meet anyone I know. (my bad)
I hope each of you also can enjoy some springtime promise. The weatherman says we might even get some thunderstorms this weekend! Nothing quite like a Kansas thunderstorm!