“For the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers are springing up and the time of the singing of birds has come.
Yes, spring is here.” Song of Solomon 2:11-12
It has been a mild, seemingly short winter. I say seemingly, because
1) it’s not over yet! and 2) it just seemed that way because so many exciting things happened that normally don’t happen to me. 🙂
A sister’s graduation from the RN program, and several months of her then staying with us made the longest winter months somehow shorter. A mom’s retreat, calving season, several friends who braved the winter to come visit… altogether made my winter seem short.
However, with the warm weather we now have, I am trying to keep my planting urge under control, because I know that it is still much to early to plant a garden. 😉
I get out of bed at 5 am nearly every morning. (except Sunday when I sleep in till 6!)
So I usually get to see the sun rise in the morning – spilling the colors of the rainbow through my eastern window. Some days are muted, soft colors, some days are blazing ribbons of gold and orange.
Sometimes I ride with my husband in the cake truck, opening gates for him and having what I call ranch dates. We have each other’s undivided attention, and lots of time to talk without the kids. (except the 2 year old, who cares only about the cows!)
I climbed up on the cake truck this week, and the cows thought I was crazy. But then, I think they are stupid-looking, so I guess we’re even. 😉
I spent a good portion of my afternoons the past two weeks tying some custom cinch orders. Then my sister came up on her day off, and we tramped through the fields and along the creek, just meandering and gabbing, as sisters like to do. 🙂
She also brought some lovely flowers for my table – so pretty! I love looking at them.
I have so many things I want to write… encouragement the Lord has given me, funny stories I keep thinking about, and delicious recipes that beg to be written down and shared. But as always – mothering comes first. I am working on a routine that will give me some time to write, hopefully that will go as planned and I can get back to blogging on a regular basis.
I hope your first day of spring is a grand and wonderful day – full of warmth and cheer! 🙂
“Sometimes I ride with my husband in the [sales] truck.” …to use a line from your blog! Just this morning we did that and, though it rarely happens, it is a splendid way to have a date with him. Though I don’t have small children, it seems hard to find a space alone with my husband, and I treasure it! Happy Spring and garden planning 🙂
Kay Schrock says
Any truck will work, Karyn! 😀 thanks and same to you! I can’t wait to see potos of your lovely gardens. You are one of my dream gardeners. 😉