This weekend was absolutely beautiful. Saturday had breathtaking weather, especially for February. Mabel and I threw sticks in the back yard, which is her favorite thing in the entire world. Even if she hears me say the beginnings of the word 'st,' her little ears perk up and she begins to screech. Sunlight streamed through all the windows and I could just feel the winter tension leaving my body. I sat outside on the front steps and closed my eyes, soaking in the light.
Of course today it’s raining and in the low 40's again... but Saturday gave me hope. Hope that spring really is coming. I ventured out to Lowes (in flip flops no less) and bought an entire buggy full of roots and plantings; hydrangeas, peonies, hollyhocks, hostas, clematis, a climbing rose bush. I have no idea if any of them will survive my black thumb, but I'm going to try.
As you can see, Mabel gets very excited when I leave the front door open. She balances on her back legs like a circus dog and barks at the neighbors. Her joys are small; chasing sticks and watching out an open door. We are both really looking forward to spring. Life is good.
*I said I would be posting office pics today, but it's just not quite photo ready, even for critiques. You just would not believe the piles in the floor. Pure chaos. More tomorrow.