Monday, February 24, 2014
This past week and this week are so weird! It's February. As you can see from the photos, it is freezing cold and we are piled under several feet of snow. Very typical for this time of year.
Very typical. Not sixty degree weather where The Natives are playing outside in shorts and t-shirts and we are going for walks that feel like spring time! Okay, well, the shorts thing. Several of The Natives wear shorts all year long which makes me wonder if maybe in my sleep I did drop them on their heads but even I am going around without a coat soaking up the sun.
This past week has been ugly at our house so having lots of sunshine to even out the ugly is nice. The week wrapped itself up nicely with Mr. B, our oldest Native getting into a car accident. Thankfully, he is okay. The car, not so much. We thought that was enough drama considering the week we'd had and then yesterday, I went to wake up two Natives only to be hit in the face when I opened their bedroom door with a smell that sent me running and heaving! What in the world was in their room?!!! CLEAN IT! FIND IT!! After much cleaning we found the source...... last week when our washing machine leaked (yes, yet another drama) we didn't realize that it had leaked through the wall and into the Natives room and the carpet mildewed...... ewwww. Today, out comes the carpet and much scrubbing of concrete with bleach.
In between it all, I am finding time to get a little knitting in and some time outside with the two younger boys. Mr. J and Levi are enjoying the warmer temperatures as well. Rock collections are growing, bikes are being dusted off and tires pumped back up, the river is being explored, bird feeders attended to, bees are house keeping and out and about looking for who knows what since there aren't any blossoms, little green heads are poking up out of the dirt...........
I love spring. Only, it isn't spring. We are all wondering what this means.. long spring, hot summer? Or nice reprieve and then we dash into a cold long spring? Best not put my wood stove and hot cocoa away until I get the, "Spring is officially here" memo.