February 27, 2013

Yearning for Spring

Just a few days ago, I could smell spring in the air.  I know you know what I'm talking about.  I've been reading your blogs and we are all yearning for spring.  We are all thinking about spring and talking about spring.  Easter is coming and we are all excited about digging our hands into the soil to plant those seeds we've been collecting.  I signed up for a workshop to make an Easter planter.  I never sign up for workshops.  I'm a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal, making it up as I go along. But I am so yearning to smell soil and plant pretty flowers and feel the warmth of the sun.  I guess the next best thing is a couple of hours in a greenhouse for a workshop.  Now if I can just hold on til the middle of March.

We had a big storm blow in last night.  We didn't get hit as badly as some but it is a bit demoralizing to go to bed with the smell of spring in your nose and wake up to a blizzard.  I guess it is just the capriciousness of Mother Nature.  She makes a promise and then takes it back.  I guess that is what makes spring feel like such a gift when it firmly takes hold and the buds pop open.

Today was a stay home in your jammies and wait it out with a hot chocolate kind of day...

Unfortunately, I couldn't keep that up all day because I had an electrician coming to fix the wiring in the basement (lost half of the power on the weekend - there's been a few days of snakey extension cords going on here).  I did have to finally give up the pjs and get dressed.  Luckily I had a good friend suggest an electrician who fixed all my problems at an extremely reasonable rate.  Maybe I should treat myself to a pot of tulips tomorrow ;).

A nice roast beef dinner was topped off with my Mom's apple crisp and vanilla bean ice cream.  All in all, pretty good day.  I guess I can wait a little longer for spring to arrive.



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  2. Flowers, hot chocolate, roast beef - it all sounds good to me!

  3. Hope you got your power back in the basement. We've really been lucky this year - it's just been so bone chilling cold. I think everyone is dreaming of flowers!


  4. Looks like you have hunkering down and riding it out down to an art! Two days of snowfall here has turned into 6" of slush that is horrible to get around in. Come on spring!

  5. Hi Julie,
    The workshop sounds like a great idea! Can't wait to see what you plant up... I know the snow is started to pile up around here the trees are all covered in white again.
    Love the bowl and the apple crisp a perfect way to end a winters day!
    All the Best,

  6. Just when we think the weather is improving ... along comes more snow!

  7. Yes, these snow storms are getting a little tiresome...we all want spring! :o) Your day at home sounds lovely and your apple crisp w/ice cream looks delicious.

    I hope you enjoy your workshop as it's fun to do something different once in awhile. You'll have to post photos of your Easter planter when you do it.

    Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog. I'm glad I decided to continue blogging.

    Have a great weekend!


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