Sunday, May 08, 2011

Oh Goodness!

6 weeks? Eep, sorry 'bout that. But I'm back, and it is, yes finally, spring. We have survived the 3rd snowiest winter on record, the wettest April on record, and as much rain as we normally get in all of May by this, the end of the first weekend. Temperatures are almost 20ยบ below what they should be. Shoot, it snowed above 1500 feet earlier this week! My toes are webbing, and Daniel's drawing up plans for a houseboat, but we're alive and well, and that's really all that matters.

So. Pictures? Here's a few, plus there will be more later in the week. I didn't take this first one, obviously, but it gives some indication of the level of wet we're dealing with.

My yard is at last green (and yellow, a little purple and red too but mostly green.) All my fruit trees survived the winter, as did all the roses and all but one peony. Deep snow cover is good for something!

Today I think I'll let Simon take me to Lowes to perhaps pick up another tree (or 3) and some other fun things. I can honestly say at this time of year I'd rather get Lowes or Home Depot gift cards than a certificate to the fabric store or dinner at a fancy restaurant. That might be true anytime, actually. :o)

So, let's try this again, hmm?

Last Week (well, over the last month)

take blade off tractor, install mower deck
put away snow EVERYTHING
take down Christmas lights
check gardens for winter damage
continue brush clearing
start, continue, finish maple sugaring
cut grass around raised beds, front gardens, roses, peonies and lilacs
VUES Staff Appreciation Week
various subs
Switch Soup Monday to Sandwich Monday

Next Week

Dinner Menu - May 8-21

Sunday - ?? Mystery - kids are cooking
Monday - sandwiches
Tuesday - tacos
Wednesday - mac & cheese
Thursday - hot dogs or burgers and potato salad
Friday - pizza
Saturday - stromboli
Sunday - grilled chicken
Monday - sandwiches
Tuesday - quesadillas
Wednesday - lasagna
Thursday - shepherd's pie
Friday - pizza
Saturday - burgers

Continue Simon's quilt

Tuesday - VUESCG
Friday - Inservice, no school

Whew! Well that's wasn't so hard!


QuiltingFitzy said...

Glad to see you back! Happy warm weather.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone is okay! Enjoy your gardening.