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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

TGIS or Thank God It's Spring!

It's beautiful here.  About 55° and climbing and the snow is retreating.  Dare we barbecue today?  Yesterday, the Big Guy helped me chug through the snow to cut back the roses we could reach.  Today he'll spray them with a dormant oil.  Even this drudgery feels more like a treat after being confined to indoors for so long.  I noticed several clumps of daffodil greenery poking through the snow.  I'm beginning to plan my color schemes for the multitude of pots in the garden, and am considering putting the heirloom tomatoes I've ordered into the ground rather than in containers.  I need to think about this a bit more as I won't be able to protect them from the deer.

Tomorrow I leave for Sarasota and a visit to my friend Carol who has rented a place for a month.  I've never done this -- gone off for a respite without the Big Guy, and although I'll miss him, I'm looking forward to warmth, a few days on the beach regardless of the weather, and some good times with my girl friend.   He will fly down from a business trip to Chicago at the end of the week, stay a couple of days, and then we'll fly back together.  Pictures to follow...

15 comments:

Deblynne said...

Have a delightful trip and soak up the warmth

Jay said...

It got into the 70s here yesterday and today. Just loving it. Had the sunroof open on the car even. Good times.

Have a great trip!

fiwa said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip! Soak up some rays for me, kay?

I thought tomatoes were one of those things that deer wouldn't eat?

Gin said...

Have a great trip. I'm going to a warm beach in a couple of weeks without Andy. It's a girls get-away. I'll be gone for 6 days. Safe trip and I'll be looking forward to photos!

Gilly said...

Have a great time, and bring back Spring!

jane said...

have a great time! we are in the middle of yet another snow storm...

Seth M. Ward said...

Spring....man now that's a good thing. Spring and fall are my favorite seasons. Here's to warmer weather!

Happyone :-) said...

I'm loving this weather too.
Your vacation sounds great. Have a wonderful time with your friend and enjoy the beach. Hope you have lots of sunshine.

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Great that you and your girlfriend are able to spend some time together...in a warm place, on the beach. Enjoy. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

So glad you got the chance to get away to Sarasota. I know the warmth, the beach, and good times with a girl friend are just what you need after our severe winter. Have fun!

A Slice of My Life said...

Have a wonderful time!!!

Cheryl said...

You're missing some great days here, although the rain is about to begin and last. You'll come home to it. I hope you had a great time.

Amy said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time in Sarasota! (I'm sure it's nice & warm there!) The weather here went downhill again after those beautiful sunny & warm days. At least it's not snowing!

I just wanted to say hi! and stop by for a visit!
I'm looking forward to your photos!
~ Amy

Palm Springs Savant said...

Glad things are warming up a bit. Have fun in Sarasota. Let's chat about the SD trip when you return.

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