Spring!

Spring is here! Our 60 degree weather is supposed to continue, possibly even hitting 70! Also, our bunny friends are back and they’ve grown. One was at the feeder this morning and didn’t mind us going in and out of the door – it just stayed and munched happily away, so I’m glad I’ll be able to get some good pictures of them this year since they won’t be running away as soon as we open the door. We’ve had some blue jays and cardinals and a number of other birds as well, and it fills me with joy to see all the critters coming back and everything coming to life. I can’t wait to start planting flowers and maybe I can find a nice comfy chair for the yard this year. It would be really nice if we could fix up the little patio area down by the horseshoe pits this year as well. I wonder if it’s a project we could start tackling before Josh’s party… Hmmm… it would be awesome. Get some seating down there, some solar twinkle lights or something. We’ll have to see.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

In honor of Spring, I decided to go start tanning again just to get a little bit of color and warm up. I found a somewhat decent priced place to go – much better than the other which required appointments and was staffed by women who looked like old pieces of leather you’d find out in the desert. The other place I chose is conveniently located close to home and right next to a liquor store, which is perfect since I’m hooked on Barefoot wine right now – especially the Moscato. It’s soooo tasty and cheap! However, vanity does not come cheap and I got burned. I think I was only in for 8 minutes and by bedtime I was red and could definitely feel it. Josh couldn’t quite contain his laughter as he rubbed lotion onto my burnt backside, but I’m glad I could amuse him. :p

In other Spring time news I’m going to plant some grass for the kitties in a planter to keep in the house. I know it isn’t quite the same as being able to go outside, but hopefully it will help ease the pain of imprisonment just a tad. I’m still considering getting a leash and letting them walk around, but I don’t know if that would just be putting salt on the wound or not. I have also discovered that peppermint and spearmint are supposed to repel ants, so I’m going to be planting both around the house and maybe putting some in pots in the house and see if that helps any. I’m looking into various different plants that repel various bugs so we don’t have to keep resorting to sprays and such.

My life oozes excitement. :p Anyhoo, pictures to come soon – I’m going to try and get out with the camera more often and will document the changes from Winter to Spring and my growing endeavors and oodles more. I really want to get better with this camera, too. I got so used to my old camera, and even though we’ve had this new camera for a while, I just haven’t played with it as much I should to get really good photos. Ah well.