Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring cleaning in the midst of snow showers

Showing off the trophy again...
It is still cold here.  Cold and just a little snowy.  Enough to make the county roads and Interstate slick.  But the forecast gives me hope that true spring is not far off.  :)

There are many signs of spring in the household.  I've mentioned that it was moi' this year who saw the first robin.  I also said Victoria won the Beanie Baby robin last year. Well, it was this way you see... I heard her responding to something (loudly) in another room and as I looked out the window I saw a flock of robins.  So she won. 

But the Beanie Baby robin stayed on Hubby's filing cabinet where it had been proudly displayed for a year.  Victoria thinks such stuffed birdies are real and she likes to chew them. 

I have a really cute robin my friend, Heather, made me.  I tried keeping it on a low shelf but each time I displayed it, here would come Her Fluffiness with said stuffed robin in her teeth, looking as if she won a blue ribbon at the state fair.  Now the robin is on top of Christopher's bookcase in the study.  So far the Beanie Baby robin is safe on my desk.

I started cleaning the garage yesterday.  I work about an hour at a time, take a long break, work another hour, etc.  I sneeze a lot.  But I want to get as much done as possible before tomorrow when my daughter-in-law is coming over to look through their items in the garage and (hopefully) take some of them away.

I just could not have her coming into the garage in the state it was in from winter's neglect.  She wouldn't mind at all but I would!  ;)

Sooo... hopefully by the end of the week the garage will be in great shape.  Never perfect, of course, but a whole lot better.  I may even be able to locate the lawn and garden items when I need them.

That is another reason for the garage cleaning.  I am well aware once it warms up (which may happen next week), the lawn chores begin.  I also want to do some early spring gardening, perhaps plant a few cold weather items.  I have to wait until mid-May in most years to plant other veggies.

In the midst of the busy-ness of spring, I sometimes think of selling the house in the country and moving to a condo.  But then the flowers start blooming, the Dogwood once again amazes us with its' splendor, the garden begins to produce, and I am reminded why I left the city.

Although downstairs staff would be nice.  Just saying...


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Oh yes, a downstairs staff! :)

It is cold and snowy here too - so far only light snow showers and flurry activity. Sarah made us cinnamon rolls to cheer us!


Anonymous said...

So funny about Victoria and the faux robins....I had a client once who had a Nativity creche with felt figurines...one year baby Jesus went missing. She chalked it up to her cats.

Nana said...

Hi Brenda;
It must have been cold in the garage, but just think how nice and organized it will be come spring! A cup of hot cocoa would be nice after such a work out. I saw my first robin yesterday, wish I had thought of passing around a beenie baby what a fun game for the family to play! Love and Hugs, Nana

suzanne said...

I love the robin. Here's hoping Miss Victoria doesn't find it. I hope you stay put at your lovely home in the country, Brenda. Although I believe you would have a cozy home no matter where you were, even in a condo,,,I would miss those pictures of the red barn, the country road, the sun streaming in your pretty curtained windows. I pray your dizzy spells are over and spring will show its happy face soon there in Indiana!

Heather L. said...

I love picturing Victoria carrying away the felt bird!!! ha ha ha! I guess it looks pretty authentic :) That's my only comfort in this cold -- more time until the yard work starts!