This morning we peeked out the front door to discover the first tulip of the season had opened! Eldest planted the bulbs in early January, and here they are!
We've already had a week of warm days. Shorts and t-shirts are out, and it's time to see how much we've grown! Hopefully, I've shrunk. It's been a lean, mean Lent for Mama. No shamrock cookies for me, *sigh*. I feel really good about keeping my promise to give up sweets, but I couldn't do it without God's help!
The grass and weeds in the garden were knee-high this weekend -- I'd already hand-weeded, push-mowed and weed-whacked whatever I could. It was Scott's turn to tackle the yard before the warm weather turned the green grass into a field of foxtails...
Well, that's done. We can't afford to water the whole lawn during the dry season, just the vegetable beds, so it'll be dry, but tidy.
The last few weeks I've been checking off little projects in the name of Spring Cleaning. So far, I've....
- Decluttered and cleaned the bathroom cabinet.
- Laundered the curtains in the living room, and washed windows.
- Cleaned the mini-blinds in the dining room and bedroom.
- Cleaned the toy area, and donated a trunkfull of toys to Goodwill.
- Dusted the ceiling fans.
- Cleaned door-jams and knobs.
I also put up a new corkboard next to the whiteboard. I'd been taping things to the wall and closet doors, and it was getting a bit messy. Much better. :)
Scott's off next week for spring break, so we'll be finishing up some long overdue projects around the house -- woo hoo!