I can’t believe another week has come and gone! These days, it feels like someone has pressed the fast-forward button on life. I wish things would slow down just a bit.
Since I’ve been MIA for most of the week, I’ll attempt to ‘catch up’ through Friday Fragments. I’m linking my fragments up with Mrs. 4-4-4-4 over at halfpastkissintime.
Valentine’s Day– What a day that turned out to be! I made three trips to town before lunch, that day. Each trip was fifteen miles round trip! After the second trip, I proceeded into the kitchen, to bake Ed’s Valentine’s Day cake. It was then I discovered that I was missing a main ingredient for the cake–after I’d just gotten home from the grocery store! Believe it or not, I managed to make the third trip to town, and had the cake finished before Ed arrived home at four.
Valentine’s Day Cards- When Ed and I exchanged cards, this year, we discovered our cards carried similar messages. I guess we’ve been living together so long, we’ve begun to have similar thought patterns.
Great Weather- I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful the weather has been, this week! Warm temperatures (70’s) and lots of sunshine. Unfortunately, it’s now coming to an end, but I must keep reminding myself it’s still winter. It’s supposed to rain today, then turn cooler.
Gardening Fever- Nothing brings on ‘gardening fever’ faster than sunshine and 70 degree temperatures! Ed and I actually planted some onions, Irish potatoes, carrots, and garden peas in our garden, this week. I have tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, and peppers growing in Styrofoam cups. They’ll be transplanted after the danger of frost has passed.
Out-of-shape- Ed and I quickly realized how ‘sorry’ we’ve both gotten during the winter. Our first day of yard work had both of us quickly searching for a place to rest. Each day has gotten a little better, but we still have a way to go! Who needs a gym? Just grab a shovel, rake, or a hoe! Hopefully, we’ll both be ‘fit as a fiddle’ in another month or so.
Spring Cleaning- Nothing gives me ‘spring cleaning fever’ quicker than sunshine and warm temperatures! I spent one entire morning doing some spring cleaning, this week. I sat on the floor and actually cleaned around the handles of the dresser with Q tips! How crazy is that?! It’s amazing how much dust I collected, but nobody will ever know, except me.
Fugitives- One of the two men who escaped from our county jail, a month ago, was captured this week, but the other still remains at large. He’s the same guy who committed several robberies, and caused that massive man hunt, a year ago, in my neck of the woods. I think we should start calling this guy ‘Houdini’! Houdini’s buddy was caught in Texas, and we live in southeastern Georgia. Now there’s a $2500 reward for information leading to the capture of ‘Houdini’.
Got eggs?- The spring-like temperatures and warmer days have spurred ‘the girls’ to increase their egg production again. They’ve been on a winter hiatus, producing only one egg a day. I actually had to buy eggs to make Ed’s Valentine’s Day cake! I can’t complain though, since those five hens have produced almost 2000 eggs, in less than two years. Our son, Brad, sent me this cartoon the other day:
And I think I’ll end this session of Friday Fragments on that note! Have a great weekend, everybody. It’ll be Monday, again, before we know it…