Undeniable signs of spring are here. One of our town’s police officers brought some critters to school for the kids to admire. Here she is holding a wee lamb.
These giant Easter Eggs magically appeared in the Ridgefield round-about.
That must have been a big chicken!
We had our first completely dry weekend this year. No rain! That meant we spent hours outside in the yard. We’re still trying to clean up after months of neglect. My DH set brick edging around the front garden beds. He’s very methodical and precise in his stone setting. I pulled weeds and planted lavender.
There’s so much more to do that if I dwell on it too long, I may get discouraged and give up entirely, but at least it’s started.
A1 needed a new bed because her old mattress was hurting her back. She still had the bunk beds we bought ten years ago in her room. They were convenient for overnight guests, but otherwise, completely impractical. The new mattress, etc. arrives today. Now we need to figure out what to do with the old beds. They’re solid Ash wood, and very sturdy, but they’ve taken a cosmetic beating over the years.
I’ll check at work today to see if anyone wants them. If not then it’s either breaking them down and tossing them or trying Craigslist. I don’t know how successful the latter would be because there have been news reports of bedbugs showing up in the greater Portland area. We don’t have any critters, but people are rightfully leery.
Speaking of critters and Craigslist, the parakeets are now with another family. It turns out that the person who answered the ad knew me from about 4 years ago because her boys went to the daycare center I used to work for. I hope they thrive in their new home.
This is an old picture, taken after the female had feasted on shredded carrots and turned her face orange.
No new knitting was finished, but spring has set off a new wave of “I-wanna-make-that” that won’t be quieted. Strangely, there are even a few sewing items heading up the fevered list. I want to make one of these for each of my girls and for me too.
We aren’t planning any tropical vacation, nor do we have a pool to lounge near, but these dresses are adorable!
Time to rouse the troops for another delightful Monday of education. Cheers!