The view on my front porch--bright green grass (I wonder if spring is really in Technicolor or if my senses are so dulled by winter that it just seems super-vibrant outside), rubber boots for mud and rain, baseballs at the ready in the pansy pot.
Fresh flowers on my table every day--finally! That's one of my favorite things about winter leaving us for a spell. Daffodils, then tulips, then lilacs will round out the springtime bouquets. The sight perks me up.
No, Team Testosterone hasn't gone freakishly patriotic--Mr. G has started in the path of his older brothers. He is now a student of karate and that's the team after Saturday morning's family class--we've got 'em in every belt rank these days--from white to blue stripe to black. It blows my mind that Bachelor #3 is ready to step into the dojo.
Add to these blessings:
* 2 new screen doors that let in fresh breezes and close with a satisfying slap
* 2 great books on my bedside table--What Was Lost and The $64 Tomato (tell me I'm not the only ADD girl out there who needs to read 2+ books at a time)
* discovering a better recipe for chocolate chip cookies (I've used the one on the back of the Nestle chip bag for years, but they always turned out too cakey--I like my cookies chewing with a hint of crispiness--the recipe on the back of the Blue Bonnet margarine box isn't quite perfect, but it's an improvement)
* Team Testosterone playing outdoors more than indoors which means less mess for me to yell about
* the steady use of the backyard swing set
* shaking sand out of their clothes before bringing them inside to wash
* the new color of my laundry room--Willow Bough--it turned out better than I thought
* finding a man to spray poison all over the Reed Canary Grass in the Back Forty--for a very reasonable price
Isn't spring the best season of all?