Fifty-five degrees in my neck of the woods today. I know it may not seem like much to my friends in warm climates, but for New England, it’s the makings of a lovely January thaw. Yesterday our lawn still had a covering of snow. Today it is gone, all except the edges and deeper piles.
Seth wanted to go outside, and let me assure you, it was not my idea that he go straight to the muddy driveway and start playing around in ooey gooey mud.
No, but he’s so smart, he thought of it all on his own.
I understand him, though, and I don’t mind, because I also love good, clean, mud…the smell, the usefulness (to make pies)….however, I don’t play in it any longer.
****warning**** some of these dirty pictures may be offensive to some viewers****
After I got mud splattered on my self, my hair, and my camera, I wandered away….
….and discovered daffodils and crocus coming up. (I really can’t believe it)
Seth and I ate our lunch out on the porch. (oh, joy!) It really does feel like spring.
Little Sarah had gotten up this morning so very grumpy that she was put back to bed at 9, so it was a nice time this morning for Seth and I to be together, just the two of us.
We came back inside after lunch and when Sarah came downstairs after her nap, I noticed she had put on some happy shoes.
I am filled with anticipation today because my friend Hannah is travelling here from Alaska. She will arrive tomorrow morning at 11 and I will be picking her up from the airport. She’s staying for a week. I met Hannah here in blogland years ago, and we’ve been penpals ever since.
Blogging has added so much joy to my life.
Have a happy (muddy?) Monday!