Today it is sunny and lovely, still cold but if you sit in the sun, out of the wind, up against the south side, wearing a heavy sweatshirt, it feels rather balmy. Heck, I am just happy to see the sun. And no matter what the temperature, everything in my yard has decided to leaf out. So nice not to be looking at dead looking branches and stems anymore.
So what have I been up to? A lovely Easter was had. My youngest and I went to church and it was a wonderful service. Later the kids came over for a roasted chicken feast. They sure appreciated a home cooked meal and I love all the stories we share. I had made up two Easter baskets for them and they were so thrilled. Usually my oldest travels at this time of year, so it was extra special to have all four of us together.
On April 24th my oldest went into the hospital for much needed back surgery. They scoped her hip! She is doing very well and we hope that this takes care of what has been a long and painful problem for her. We visited her at the hospital and then at her home and her cat kept a close eye on us. :) I am always amazed how fast they get people up and walking!
In spite of our classic Montana Spring, which really should be called Montana Late Winter, I have gotten some gardening done. I started out front and worked myself along to the back. Cleaning and pruning. The other day I had some company in my yard when two raccoons stopped by to frolic and chase each other all over my backyard and up into my blue spruce where I could see their little faces peeking out from time to time. I of course had retreated to the house to watch because as cute as they are, they freak me out a little bit....lol Bessie has been in heaven with all the furniture uncovered, especially her favorite metal table. And she keeps me company while I work.
That's about it for now. I am about to head out into the sunshine to do some more clean-up. Hubby pruned the rose bush and now I need to snip up all the little bits. Now where is that cat?