“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”

Today is a warm spring day with sun and a blue sky. The air is still. When I went to get the papers, I stayed outside a little while to enjoy the morning.

I am going to set a laundry record today. The laundry bag is leaning against the cellar door right now. I just brought it downstairs, and I’m actually going to do that laundry today, not in a week or two. Even I am amazed.

When I was a kid, my mother made pies for holidays. We had pumpkin, apple and lemon meringue for Thanksgiving. For Christmas we had mostly cookies but sometimes lemon meringue and apple pies. My mother made brownies just because.

I read A Song of Ice and Fire in 1996 when it was first published and then waited impatiently for the other novels of what I thought was a trilogy. I shared those books with a couple of friends. I knew they would get as hooked as I had, and they did. We often got together and talked about the novels and the characters especially siblings Jamie and Cersei Lannister. All three of Cersei’s children are Jaime’s. We read every novel almost the day it was published. I was taken aback when the trilogy continued to book 4, A Feast for Crows, and then on and on. The HBO series Game of Thrones has been amazing. Finally, winter is here. The last season starts tonight. I am both excited and sad.

A rabbit jumped out of my front garden and ran for for the brush when I got home the other night. It waited in its hiding place until the car’s headlights went out. Seeing that rabbit means there are no coyotes in the area.

My dance card is empty for today and the rest of the week. I guess I’ll do some house cleaning, odd things like baskets and drawers. I’m usually surprised by what I find. I’ll let you know!

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4 Comments on ““I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Spring is in full swing here with thunderstorms yesterday and sunshine today with a forecasted high around 70 degrees. Of course this means the pollen count is also sky high. 🙂 North Texas is the worst place to live in the US for seasonal allergy sufferers. It has something to do with the confluence of wind that carries pollen from the west, north and south into the area.

    At the beginning of the 20th century most Americans were living on farms and they knew where their food came from and what it took to produce. Today most people are living in cities think their food comes from the supermarket. 🙂 Industrial agriculture has not only made food cheap but plentiful. Unfortunately, we don’t have to grow our food in the backyard as people did during the Great Depression. My maternal grandfather grew all their vegetables in his small Brooklyn backyard in those days. He was a tailor and owned a small shop. In those days he would trade his work for meat from the butcher shop down the street.

    Kids living in cities today not only don’t know the origin of their food but also don’t know how to tell time on an analog clock, wind a wristwatch or dial a number on a rotary dial phone. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It is 60˚ and a perfectly beautiful day. I have been out on the deck enjoying the warmth. It is just so quiet out there with only birds singing. Henry joined me for just about the whole time.

      Lots of people here grow tomatoes. In August they have tables outside their houses with tomatoes and an honor system for paying. I always keep dollar bills and change with me as I buy lots of those home grown tomatoes. Nothing taste better.

      I have a small vegetable garden in the back. I used it one year then the squirrels used it the next couple of years so I stopped planting veggies. I do have a few deck tomatoes and they do well.

      Kids should know how to tell analog time as it is the best way to learn about minutes and seconds as the hands move.

      Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. William Sandford Says:

    You’re in luck. Today is National Laundry Day!
    Thunder here this morning. Haven’t heard that since last summer.
    We went to Purgatory Falls on Saturday, a five minute drive, here in Mont Vernon. The falls are roaring because of snow melt. Lots of people there, many from Massachusetts.

    • katry Says:

      Bill,
      Now I get the overwhelming urge to do the laundry which generally sits for a week or more by the cellar door.

      Thunder here as well and an unbelievable wind.

      I didn’t know Mont Vernon is a tourist destination. I haven’t ever seen your falls!!!


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