Thursday, February 10, 2011

Come On Spring!!!

It's been a few days since I posted. Tuesday I was down and out sleeping in bed all day with a migraine. This one lasted until nighttime. Yesterday,I had groceries to buy and assorted other errands to catch up from Tuesday. I actually missed Zach's Honors Assembly because of the migraine. It's the first one I have missed and I felt bad about it,but there was no way I could go.Zach was very understanding about it. Rick and Brother B went and represented the family,so that was good.

I am still in the process of getting my knitting more accurate. I have completed one pair of socks: one is bigger than the other and one has a messed up seam on the toe,so my toes stick out. Sigh. Now I am starting another set of mittens,but his time I am not allowing for mistakes.So I have started and restarted the one mitten 6 times( I am still not good at picking out stitches).

We are gearing up for our bathroom remodel. Everything is coming out.Initially I wanted a claw foot tub with a curtain surround,standing shower head,and hand held shower. I love claw foot tubs. Until I saw how much everything would cost. Even if I bought a second hand tub,the pipes,etc would still run more money than I wish to spend. So we are going to look at a whirlpool tub. We are also replacing our vanity sink with a pedestal sink,and our low toilet for a higher model. Our floor is going to be tiled with black and white tile. We are going to Lowe's and Home Depot tomorrow to do some comparison shopping.

Also on the agenda is sitting down to figure out how big our garden is going to be. I am so anxious for Spring to come. It means a lot of work,but it's such gratifying work! Now that we are in the end part of Winter,I have visions of lush green gardens growing in our yard,warm sunshine,the smell of fresh air,and  hearing spring birds singing. Ahhh..... just a couple more months!!!

Of course, when the weather is warm during the day and chilly at night,the sap will start running in the Maple trees,and we will try our hand yet again at making syrup. That should be taking place in March or April. Of course, we don't get a whole lot of syrup because we only have about 10 trees,and not all of them are Sugar Maples ( you can make syrup out of any maple sap,but Sugar Maples are used more because they have a higher sugar content).Our neighbors at the end of the dirt road have offered us use of their trees this year,so we are going to take them up on their offer. We are going to walk their property and see how many buckets we will need.

Come on Spring!!!!

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