16 March 2009

More signs of spring!

Almost every day I see another sign of spring. I began noticing the red buds last week, and on Saturday I noticed that the dogwoods were beginning to bloom. When the pups and I went out to get the paper this morning, I saw that one of the azaleas and my yellow bell were beginning to bloom. Yea! I love springtime.

John and I really need to do some work in the yard this spring. We had several OLD, SCRAGGLY azaleas in the front of the house that we finally pulled up, but we never have replanted any. It looks kinda bare out front, but bare looks better than what the azaleas did. I need to do some work in the sidewalk bed, too. And the ivy bed in the back of the house needs a good cleaning out. Unfortunately, I did NOT get Granny's green thumb. But I did get her love of the word shit. ;)

Today is the first "real" day of spring break. I had thought about getting up and going to the mall, but I decided I'd hang out a home with the pups today. I got the house cleaned up and all of the laundry done Saturday, so I can enjoy today without having to DO anything. I started reading The Autobiography of Henry VIII, so I'll probably kick back here in just a bit with that. After I finish my third cup of coffee and go to the tanning bed, that is.

My dad is having his prostate biopsy done tomorrow, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He has to be at the hospital at 9:30, but who knows how long it will be before they actually see him. He's having it done at the VA in Birmingham, and from what Mom says, they don't seem to get into any real hurry. Usually, Dad goes to the VA in Tuscaloosa for his checkups because they are much better about keeping on schedule, but for this they sent him to B'ham. I'm going up in the morning to keep my mom company while he has it done. They won't have the results for another ten days or so. That's the crummy part.

I plan on going to see Phillip, Katy, and Sam while I'm in Birmingham. I have to get my oil changed, and since I don't know how long Dad's appointment will take, I'm going to schedule my oil change for late afternoon. Phillip and Katy live less than five miles from the dealership, so if they are going to be home, and if they feel like company (Katy and Sam have both been sick), I'll hang out there and visit for a bit.

On Wednesday, Misty and I are going back to Birmingham to see Susan for our semi-annual Girls' Day. We always try to spend a day together during our spring and fall breaks. Sometimes we do some pampering; sometimes we shop; sometimes we just hang out. It really doesn't matter what we do because we have a great time no matter what.

I THINK we're going to the lake Wednesday after John gets home from work. That's what he said at first, but he has also said we might leave Thursday morning. If we leave Wednesday, he'll pick me up at Susan's so Misty doesn't have to make a short day of it. I'd rather go Wednesday so that we'll have three full days up there, but whatever is fine.

That's about it for today. I'm about to go bake myself for 20 minutes, and then I'm gonna be worthless. :)

Have a GREAT Monday!!


Debbie Y. said...

Our peach trees are budding out and the tulip tree as well.

Hope you are safe on your travels back and forth this week.

Have fun over spring break.

amelia bedelia said...

Its still too cold here in Texas for any signs of Spring. Hope all goes well for your Dad, I will be praying for him.

Debbie said...

I'll be praying for your Dad. Let us know.

I love my Crimson Tide!

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