Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's Spring!

Or at least it's trying to be! I'm so looking forward to the projected sunny skies and warm weather we're supposed to be in for over the next few days. This has been the longest winter ever...

This last weekend it was at least gray and not raining, so my husband and I got started on some much needed yard work. Two weeks ago, he'd run his Dad's (the Ron variety of Dad) yard edger around our entire yard, but I'd never gotten around to doing the post winter weeding and pulling up those edges. Bad wifey! So, while I started on that, he worked on cleaning out the garage. Exciting times at our house ;) I joke, but honestly, when our house is clean, organized, and pretty, I feel really content and calm. Does that mean I'm getting old?

I am pretty darned proud of my husband, he's been going through the garage and selling off all of his scuba equipment. He finally agreed that if he hasn't used the equipment in ten years, he's probably not going to. He's made a mint from listing them on E-bay! He's my little E-bay super stud!

We've also nearly finished our first home improvement project - all without fighting! I know, I know, I mentioned it before...but we have one last finishing piece and I'll post some pictures for all to see. I just love the space though - it's now warm and inviting where before I hated going into that room. It always seemed a mess and messes stress me out. I'm such a product of my sign...I love comfort and beautiful things. Who doesn't really, but we Tauruses seem to like it more than most.

This weekend marks the first of many upcoming graduation events for my step-daughter. She's having her senior portraits done. I'm really excited for her - we're doing them at the japanese gardens where my husband and I got our engagement shots taken. We also have a really fantastic photographer, I'm really excited to see what she comes up with! My step-kiddo also played in her regional golf tournament as a final qualifier for the state competition. She made it as a alternate, so she gets to go, but we're not sure if she gets to golf. I'm excited for her...and hoping she gets to play.

I'm a little ambivelant about the coming birthday I'm about to have. I just don't feel like I should be this age. I know that people say age is a number...and in some measure that's true. But it's still there...staring me in the face and I'm not so sure I like the look it's giving me. I almost wonder if Father Time is giving me the stink eye...

But these feeling will fade, I'm sure, as the day to day reality of life moves on....and as warmer weather continues to grace us with her presence.

The seasons are shifting,
The winter shades lifting,
The springtime is filling
Earth's children with mirth.
The daffodil yellow,
The south wind so mellow,
The gentle rain falling,
Upon the green earth.
The song sparrow singing,
New life quickly springing,
All nature is telling
A tale of rebirth:
The deep wells of being,
Beyond each day's seeing,
O'er flowing with new Life,
Restoring the earth.
David E. Bumbaugh, "Spring", 1998