Hello, my friends. I’m not going to apologize for being such a sporadic blogger, ok? It is what it is and I kind of like things this way for now. In the past, blogging had been such a blessing because it was a distraction for me with everything that was going on in my life.
The winter is finally over here in Maryland and the grass is slowly turning green, buds are coming out on the trees, the birds are singing in happiness, but I swear – this is the first year that I’ve been in this old house on the hill that the dogwoods have bloomed so late. They’re only just budding at this point. And the ancient azalea bush at the front of the house which is usually in full bloom about now is only just beginning to bud. What a crazy, long winter. It was truly the winter of my discontent but I’m going to put it behind me . . .
We are now officially on Spring Break from school. With all the snow days we had accumulated, we had to add an entire week to the calendar at the end of the year but we managed, through forgiveness from the state, to add a couple of days back to the calendar and we added them to our much-shortened Spring Break enabling us to have the entire week off. This is something that all of us look forward to, believe me. School will end on June 6 rather than May 30 this year.
I have no big plans for the week other than getting some much-needed work done around here. The yard is a mess and I sure am missing having my husband being around. He took care of so much here. He really enjoyed keeping this place neat and tidy in the first years we lived here.
I have a couple of fun things planned for the week, as well. And George will be super glad that I’m able to be here with him.
The images in this post were taken indoors in natural light using my Nikon D7000 with my 60 mm macro lens and the little flash bounce from photojojo. The spring flowers are compliments of one of our parents who brought planters to everyone in the school office before Break. How nice! And they smell really wonderful, too ~
Ok, here’s something really freaky. I had a scare last night. I was lying on the sofa in my living room, reading a book. My cell phone rang and it was my boss/friend/neighbor, Christine. She told me, in a voice that was a little shaky, that she didn’t mean to scare me, but I was to hang up the phone and lock all of my doors immediately and then call her back. She briefly explained that there had been an accident at the bottom of our driveway, and one of the people involved had fled the scene and was reported to be coming up the driveway on foot. She said the police were there and they were bringing in dogs.
I can’t remember moving so quickly. I had all the doors locked and was at my bedroom window looking down the driveway within 30 seconds. I could see nothing – no lights, no shapes – it was kind of scary. There are so many places to hide up here and it freaked me out just a little bit. I called her and she said that her husband had been driving by right as it happened and had called her to alert me to lock the doors (he didn’t have my number). She drove down to check it out and the police told her to move on. She said there were six cars at the end of the drive but she would let me know when it was clear (which it was within a half hour). Quite the scare last night!
Well, I’d better get to work. I have a number of things to accomplish this morning and I woke early to get them done. The weekend is supposed to be beautiful and I want to enjoy every moment (as soon as I get my darn chores done)!
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Thanks for stopping by, my friends. I’ll try to post more in my free time this week ~