Although it was quite crisp this morning, longer days and the height of the sun leave no doubt that spring has sprung and if you need more proof, check out the daffodils. There is green growth on all kinds of things, I see phlox, dragonflower, primrose, peonies, clematis, iris, seedum, green green green. The trees are fairly popping with huge buds and I did see a magnolia tree starting to bloom on the way back from walmart.
It seems crazy that four weeks has passed and that Doug is already back in Alaska and heading out to Shemya today. We had an awesome time with lots of days at home to relax, a 5 day car ride through Arkansas, which has its good and bad points. We had a wonderful meal at Lamberts in Branson (home of the throwed rolls)...I'll take you when you come visit. We also found 70 acres of land we are seriously considering buying it, northeast of Branson that has absolutely no structures on it at all. Crazy!
I ate like a pig and my weight shows it, the house is a disaster area, seriously needing spring cleaning, the weeds are starting, and I'm ready for all challenges. This next 9 weeks is going to be like the exact opposite of the 9 weeks before Doug came home. My entryway got attacked this morning, but not until I had done a chest/tricep workout and 2 miles on the treadmill.
One very cool thing is that we bought a 4' plant light and a germination mat. Seems like my little plants are quite happy. I believe I have about 48 healthy salvia for around my well, and lots of other things including several varieties of marigolds. Also some tomato plants that are doing well, and blue and white petunias! I just planted some veggie seeds and am excited to start thinking about my garden!! It's almost time to move everything off the dining room table and into the sunroom, maybe tomorrow.
I can't believe how fast the grass is greening up.....I guess I'm going to have to think about mowing later this week!