A “Spring Fever” Kind Of Weekend…

We had one of those rare February weekends that could make me think spring is just around the corner…if I didn’t know better.  The days were sunny and the temperatures were mild.  I’m not sure what Sunday’s high was, but I know it was somewhere in the mid to upper 70’s.  Just about perfect!

On Friday, Ed and I began our day by going to get new driver’s licenses because our address recently changed when we moved our mailbox.  After having our pictures taken for our new licenses, we were both kind of depressed.  Why are the pictures [on drivers licenses] always so awful? We both kept asking, do I really look that old?

After the license ordeal, Ed came home and decided to cut down a tree that needed to come down.  We’ve had two dead trees fall [near our yard] within the last month.  Fortunately, the damage has been minimal. This particular tree, Ed cut down, was still living, but was too close to our carport, so it needed to go.  I’d like to say the tree came down without incident, but the edge of it caught the edge of the roof of our storage house. Ed now has a couple of ‘dents’ to repair.

We got a pleasant surprise, on Friday night, when our youngest son and his family came over and brought supper for all of us.  What a great way to kick off the weekend!  However, I guess Ed’s and my company must have gotten a little boring toward the end of the evening, because Jennifer, Evan, and Brad went to sleep [while watching television] a little before 10!  Somewhere around 11, Ed and I turned off the television and just left them sleeping in the living room. Unfortunately, they were gone, by the time we woke up, on Saturday morning.

I still owed Ed a German Chocolate cake for his Valentine’s Day gift, so I began my Saturday in the kitchen, baking.  While I baked the cake, Ed hauled off a truckload of “junk” that had been accumulating around our house over the past few months.  Things like an old yard swing, an old dishwasher, an old gas grill, etc. Ed wasn’t very happy when I asked him to haul off some of his ‘treasures’, but he did it anyway–with the promise of a piece of German Chocolate cake, after he did.

Saturday afternoon was so pretty, we spent most of it outside.  There’s not much Ed enjoys more than starting a fire and burning something, and that’s just what he did!  Two years ago, we had forty-three pine trees cut down from around our house.  We’re still trying to burn the last of them, so Ed worked on that for most of the afternoon.  He burned a lot of trash, but he sure made a lot of smoke.


Ed officially began our 2016 gardening season a few days ago, on February 12.  He made one row in the garden, and planted 50 onion ‘sets’ on it.  Onions are always one of the first things we plant, and, since then, I’ve been dying to plant something else, so… Ed and I made time to plant the seeds for our tomato, pepper, lettuce, and cabbage plants, this weekend, too. We planted them in styrofoam cups where they will sprout and continue to live until the danger of frost is over, in about six weeks.


Planting seeds in cups is much easier, this year, thanks to the neat new gardening table Ed bought on sale at the end of last summer.  (I sneaked a picture of him while he was putting it together.)  Using the table eliminated the need to bend over so much, while doing the planting.  Now, if we could just find some easy way to get those sprouted plants into the ground that’s not easy on our backs!


We’ll also plant some vegetables inside of the gardening table, once the weather is warm enough, but, for now, the table makes a great place to pot seeds or re-pot old plants.  I can’t wait to use it again!


All too soon, the weekend was over, and we decided to end our beautiful weekend by firing up our grill and our fire pit–both at the same time! While the sun went down behind the trees, on Sunday evening, we dined on grilled “turkey burgers” in lawn chairs beside the fire.  Our daughter and her family saw us sitting outside, and decided to come over and join us.  They brought some hot dogs and we all sat around the fire after we finished eating.  Of course, we had to end our first cookout of 2016, with a few s’mores, and they were delicious, if I must say so myself 🙂

I’m already looking forward to many more weekends just like this one! Yes, I guess you could say, I’ve already caught “spring fever”.  I say, “Bring it on!”  If I’m lucky, I won’t mess up my back, and can actually enjoy being outside, this year.

Happy Monday!




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  1. Sounds like a busy but wonderful weekend! I’m always so impressed by how much the two of you accomplish. You’re a great team! And a nice way to start and end a weekend with family around. I agree with you, I also am ready for Spring! Enjoy!

  2. What a great weekend. I love weekends like that where you accomplish so much yet have time to enjoy the gifts of mother nature. Even up here we had temps in the low 60s Saturday and low-50s
    Sunday. Yippee, and it’s only just begun!

  3. We had delightful weather here, too, although winter has returned. 😦

    It sounds like you had a productive weekend, especially Sunday evening spent out by the firepit.

  4. I agree, driver license pictures are never good! Sounds like a good weekend and I can’t wait to see your garden photos this year. Have a great week.

  5. Hoping you will get to enjoy this summer, indeed!! You’ve had enough pain for three people! Driver license photos are always the pits. Speaking of pits…sounds like some great family time around the fire! Wishing you a good week!

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