Sunday, April 21, 2013
Getting back into the groove…
The first week we were home from Florida, I really felt at loose ends. I had things to do around the house after more than three months away, but I didn’t feel energetic and I didn’t feel like I got much of anything worthwhile accomplished.
After palm trees and sunshine, these scene from my front window does not inspire me. My sister told me that the entire winter was this grey.
This second week has been a bit better—at least for me. Mike has been down with a stomach bug that he cannot seem to shake off for much of the time.
I got back to the town library on Monday and Wednesday to do some of my volunteer tasks. Also, the annual poetry workshop started there on Monday evening and our regular writers’ group met there on Tuesday evening. So quite a bit of time spent at the library.
I went to lunch with my friend Ginnie on Tuesday. We went to the Cobblestone Café in Burlington. The draw was that they serve handmade pierogis. We each had a plate of peirogis filled with mashed red bliss potatoes and a cheese blend served atop a bed of sauerkraut, topped with carmelized onions and a dab of sour cream. Heaven. We had a good chat besides.
Then I got to go to visit with my daughter and my darling grand children. They got me out in the fresh air. Although Friday was very windy, it was quite warm and it felt good to have some play time.
Inside playtime for Dane,
and outside playtime for everyone.
The pig popper was a great hit.You squeeze his tummy and the soft ball flies through the air. It is no end of fun.
Saturday, I spent a couple of hours working on cleaning out a flower bed and playing pick up sticks, but the warm weather had disappeared. I finally had to give up.
The maple tree by the road is not faring well due to salt used to clear the roads. It is going to be a while before spring comes to Jericho.