No one but a northerner who has survived months of freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and cloudy skies can appreciate in quite the same way the first perfect day of spring.
It is a little bit of heaven.
Everyone (including yours truly) was out and about in our little downtown on Saturday, drinking coffee in outdoor cafes, strolling with their dogs in our central park, shopping in our little boutiques, and just generally soaking up the glorious sunshine and warmth. What a gift!
This week is expected to be cloudy and rainy, but that's okay. Everything's greening up so nicely, and you know what they say about April showers . . .
My first spring gift came from a book club friend, who brought over these forsythia branches she'd trimmed from her garden.
Here they are a week later . . .
Thank you, Michelle.
Another book club friend was spring cleaning, and called to ask if I'd like a silver-plated tea set. Such a silly question.
Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you, Debby.
And my husband brought home two dozen peachy-pink roses to thank me for my patience through another tax season. (Mr. Beautiful is a CPA.)
He took a couple days off after the 15th, and we had a nice little stay-cation. We saw a movie, went out to eat a few times, and just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company.
Thank you, Mr. Beautiful, and thank you for working so hard.
|A teaspoon in desperate need of polish -- this was my grandfather's baby spoon.|
I am putting together a book of family recipes for our youngest, who is graduating from college in a few weeks. He loves to cook, and requested copies of his favorite recipes. I was able to find some "manly"-looking recipe cards.
One more peek at that beautiful tea set . . .
Hope you're all enjoying some gifts of springtime, too.
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