Wednesday, February 11, 2009

full moons make me howl

Yesterday I woke up and saw this moon from my back door. With temps in the 40's and sunshine all day, it had the same effect on me as a handful of No-Doze. I cleaned bathrooms, filed papers, sorted piles and put a cubic ton of toys in their proper places! I opened 3 windows and let the fresh air inside. It felt awesome.

Mr. G missed riding his bike and of course he found no better place to ride than this huge puddle in our driveway. By the end of the day he'd soaked through his snow boots, 2 pairs of rubber rain boots and a pair of tennis shoes.


These are foolish times filled with giddiness and anticipation. Mr. G will get Mr. B's old bike with the training wheels replaced. Mr. T will get a new bike and hand Mr. B his old one. I will order seeds from catalogs (porn for gardeners) with undaunted optimism (I never met a tomato I could grow well, but every winter I think I can do it). I'm making my spring cleaning list and signing my sons up for baseball teams and cooking class.

There is Spring in my step once again.

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  1. It has been warm here too, which gives us false hope that spring is here. Next week, however, the temps will drop again and snow is in the forecast. I can't wait for real spring.

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  2. It's so true: porn for gardeners - they are addicting. Sometimes I wonder what the mail carrier thinks - so many catalogs, so little time.

    :)

    Cooking class - hum...

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  3. You sound like my Appleton BFF.
    She went horseback riding the other day.

    But I gently reminded her....you live in WI.

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  4. That's not a puddle, it's a pond!
    Hope this is your year for tomatoes :)

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  5. What a view! Your pic of the moon turned out much clearer than mine - good job :)

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  6. Gorgeous pic! Hilarious comment about those seed catalogs being porn for gardeners. That's so true.

    Every winter I browse through them, mark pages, plot and plan my garden and every summer it turns out looking nothing like I planned. Good luck!

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  7. It was 55 and sunny here yesterday and now it is back to 30's and rainy today. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted. ;)

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  8. Yup, warm and sunny here yesterday - cold and drizzly today. Mother Nature is a big TEASE I tell ya!

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  9. "Porn for gardeneners" just cracks me right up.

    As for the tomatoes, try Early Girl. They're small and perfect, disease resistant and great for cooler climates.

    Gets you all hot when I talk like that, doesn't it? ;)

    - Julia

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  10. The pic of Mr. G riding the bike looks like he's at the seashore. You have some very impressive puddles.
    Spring yesterday, winter today. Boohoo.

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  11. Warm days make me giddy for Braves baseball. I can hardly wait.

    That photo caught me off guard. For a second, it looked like the little guy was riding his bike on the beach. The snow looks like waves. :-)

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  12. It's been wonderful here, too. I can't wait to get home and see that the snow is melted.

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  13. It is delightful. I get home from work and there is still daylight. Sometimes I must bring myself back to reality, it is only February.

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  14. Porn for gardeners! You make me laugh.

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  15. It was over 70 here again today; pretty mild for February. It's OK with me, though!

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  16. Do you know the teaching how to ride a two-wheeler trick? Take the pedals off a bike that is on the small side and let them practice going down a small hill on it. They get the balance portion without having to coordinate peddling. Once they've got the hang of it just add the peddles and they're off.

    My youngest was not quite 3 when she was 2-wheeling.

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  17. Wow, spring. Lucky you! It was -11 here yesterday. Enjoy!!

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  18. I remember those hand-me-down days. My younger son would go "shopping" in the closet where I'd stored the outgrown clothes from his big brother. He called them "handy-downs," and handy they were!

    I just got home and am catching up on your blog. Loved reading about your spa weekend!

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  19. That moon was so beautiful.

    Oh, my boys call them "Handy-downs" too!

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