spring! It’s been a long winter, with colds, emotional upheaval, worry and too much darkness. I’m so delighted with the fresh flush of spring, a renewal of hope and the promise of the future.
blueberry corn muffins for breakfast
iris from top: Eternal Bliss, Cherub’s Smile and Dusky Challenger
praying for my children, especially my youngest.
praying for friends who need some extra support
::healthy Biking fell to the wayside during the dark days of winter. I planned some nice rides this weekend, but family demands kept me busy. I think I just need to go ride anyway and let the family fend for themselves. On a more positive note, I’ve taken up yoga. It’s been about a year since my first practice, and I’m sticking with it. It helps keep me limber.
Spaghetti and meatballs, spinach salad
Greek chicken and orzo skillet, tossed salad
Taco [Soup] Tuesday!
Turkey Panninis, Strawberries
Grilled Veggie Pizzas
Burgers on the grill, cucumber salad
::fun – This past winter has been difficult, and it feels like we’re all just waking up from a really long sleep, sort of like Rip Van Winkle. We have plans, though, for some wonderful fun later this year, when school is out. Princess Pea will be in Italy in the early summer, and I’m trying to figure out how to be a chaperon. The Architect (should really change his name to The Engineer) is planning another camping trip to Crested Butte, and I’m already working on convincing Mr. Pea that sleeping in a tent, hiking in the rain and going a week without a shower is FUN.
Dear Creator of That Computer Virus – My honest opinion? You should be horsewhipped. Twice. What gives? What is the POINT of creating such a nuisance and setting it loose on the electronic world?
Dear IT Department Who Spent TWO DAYS Hunting and Exterminating Said Computer Virus – You guys totally rock. Totally.
Dear Silly Internet Valentine Picture – You made my day. And Seriously? Where can I get Alien Legos? Because I am so totally there.
Dear Sister Pea – Ooooh! Your Valentine flowers were just beautiful! Lucky You!
Dear DirtBike – What’s the opposite of “Thank You”? Whatever it is, that’s what I want to say to you for sharing your cold with me. I Love You Huge as a Moose, Son, but I DO NOT like having this cold. It’s making me crabby.
Dear Mr. Pea – You showed up at my office today and took me out to lunch!! I love when I get to see you in the middle of the day!
Dear Masterpiece Theater – thank you ever so much for Downton Abby. I seriously want to dress for dinner like that. Actually, I’d like to dress like that for strolling the grounds of my mansion, for horseback riding, for conversing in my library, for having a picnic at my summer-house…
Dear Mr. Waldo – Yeah for you and the new job! I’m 100% convinced that it was my glowing recommendation that landed you the position.
Dear Kasey – You’re doing a great job learning how to behave inside. We haven’t had any accidents in several days. However, you really need to stop drinking a lot of water and then running around so fast that it comes back up again. Especially if you’re right behind me. You do need to stop fussing with the cat. He’s displayed amazing patience with you to this point. Keep it up, though, and he’s going to smack you with those spiffy claws and you won’t like it one bit. You are going to focus this week on learning NOT to jump up and pace on top of the pool table. And? No matter how cute it is, you may not sleep curled up on top of tall chairs in the sunroom.
Dear DirtBike – I am so, so sorry your mountain bike broke. You worked very hard building it from spare parts. I am extremely thankful that you didn’t impale yourself on the crosstube when the frame snapped. Trips to the emergency room stink. We will help you scour the lists and find a new frame, and I’m sure The Architect will help you put her all back together again.
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