The snow has finally melted and we're seeing buds on the trees. Yea! It was a long winter, but there was never any doubt about spring returning - it was only a matter of when. Now we have seven great months ahead of us until we see accumulated snow again. We hope.
It felt wonderful to work outdoors yesterday. It had to have been at least in the upper 60s and sunny, so that it was a perfect day to get some outdoor chores done. I had a pile of bricks I wanted to move out of the way so I could plant flowers in that spot. There must have been 600 bricks at least. Of course, my husband or son could have piled that wheelbarrow high with bricks and got the job done in a fraction of the time, but there was no reason I couldn't do it. I just had to pace myself. After all, I did want to be able to walk today and tomorrow and not undergo back surgery anytime soon. So, I started out moving 25 bricks at a time. Then it got to 20 bricks at a time. Then 15 bricks. Then a break to run to town and pick up an inter-library loan item. Then 20 bricks at a time. It went on like this until I got the bricks moved and got the area raked up and ready to go.
This body, which had been pretty much hibernating all winter, finally was being made to move. I felt great, I slept well, and I'm thinking about cleaning out the pond today. Maybe.
I was scrolling through some photo files this morning, and thought I'd post this neighborhood photo I took last fall. I think there's something so beautiful in that simple sign, 'For Sale - Feeder Pigs.'
For more on pigs, read Gloria's blog for today's post!
Second Chance - A Tale of Two Puppies
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