Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Fever?

Is it too early?
Can I be infected with this affliction now?
In February?
Is it possible?

You bet your boots I can.

I don't care if you wear rain boots, snow boots, dress boots, cowboy boots, whatever your footwear of choice - come on spring!  We are starting the climb out of freezing temperatures today.  They are predicting 49 degrees as the high today.  By Friday, we should see low 70's.  The even more exciting part is that we should maintain those temperatures into next week.  So sorry if you are buried under snow.  I am not trying to rub it in.  Please understand?  These days are our glimpses of spring.  We don't actually have spring in these parts.  We typically shoot straight for summer with 100+ degree days.

This could not come at a more perfect time.  My dog is starting the walking phase of her rehabilitation today, and warmer weather makes this wonderful for both of us.  She has been on a leash 24/7, inside and outside. This will continue for many weeks, but today we start walking ten minutes, twice a day.  We have really been doing this inside due to the weather, but today we are going outside.


This is another day of lists as well.  It seems that my Tuesday ended up being just like my Sunday, and now I need my Wednesday to be like my Monday.

Confused yet?  

There are a lot of projects in the works and this week, I need to make a serious dent in a few of them.  I have been in the process of remodeling my bathroom.  This has to end this week.  I have a mess in my garage and it has to disappear.  I need to start building/painting bee equipment - Now!  Let's face it, if I am going to be in the garage, I might as well start refurbishing one of the pieces of furniture that have been hanging out in my garage.

I really need my garage back.

Moral of the story...I am probably going to have paint on me, one color or another, when you see me.  I will have to decide which clothes are going to become paint clothes, and you will see me wearing them over and over.  I will try to take before and after pictures of all of these projects.  Not that all of them are farm related, but we talk about everything that happens here, like it or not.

Which leads me to something totally not farm related.  Valentine's Day!

Stuck inside, the television has been on non-stop.  I don't usually watch a lot of television.  With Valentine's Day around the corner, the chocolate commercials are everywhere.  I kicked chocolate out of my house after my birthday.  I want to invite it back for a day or two.  Watching television with the Man in Charge the other night, a commercial for Valentine's Day came on. The conversation went like this:

Me  Punkin, you want to be my valentine?

Him  Sure.

Me  What do I have to do for you to be my valentine?

Him  Nothing.

Me  Well you're gonna have to do something if you want to be my valentine.

He says I'm mean.

I then pointed out that I want something bad for valentines, like a cookie, and a cupcake, and a box of chocolates.  Yesterday I changed it to just a box of chocolates.  I'm going to make him a cake.  Red Velvet.  If you live nearby, you are getting a piece of cake.  We are having one piece each and I am getting rid of the rest.

Shh - It's a secret.


  1. Kicking chocolate?? I could never!

    And I am insanely jealous of your temperature there. Last night I slept in a hoodie, woolie jogging pants and socks! I'm pretty sure I could see my breath when I woke up because the fire had gone out overnight. Brrrr! Send some of that warmth my way please.

    And for the record I am wearing slippers right now - fuzzy fabulous red ones I got for my birthday. Thankful for a casual workplace! Plus they're usually hidden under my desk so I can be all put together up top and all party (slacker) on the bottom.

    1. If I could package this weather up and send it to you, I would. Yesterday was nice. Today amazing. Bright, sunny, no wind, already outside with the dog on her first walk and NO JACKET!

      It won't stay this way though. That is just how Texas is.

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