Here Comes the Sun

After four days of constant rain here in central Kansas, it is so good to see the sun again.

Spring truly is HERE! Many of the bare trees are springing forth with white or purple flowers and green leaves. Let me tell you. All the dead brown grass and bare trees and cold weather made me an unhappy girl indeed. Now that GREEN is appearing everywhere I look, I feel as if my heart is coming back to life as well.

On Sunday, before the rain rolled in, we planted some seeds in the flowerbed that runs along the front of the house. I am by no means a gardener. So this is really a toss-up to see if anything will spring up. Since the front yard is very sunny most of the day, We planted california poppies, zinnias, and something else that I can’t remember. I know with the zinnias and the unremembered plant, we probably won’t see a ton of action this year–they should grow into bushes several feet high eventually, but I don’t expect much from them this summer. Can’t wait to see the poppies though! Let’s hope that this weekend is hot enough to get ’em sprouting up! Speaking of this weekend, after the rain and a slow work week, I am ready to get out and about and get stuff done! And by “stuff” I mean…

  • Buy a new pair of sandals
  • Attend an abolitionist meeting at church (learn more)
  • Grill out with our former neighbors
  • Go out to eat with the hubbins
  • Play with Mosey in the yard (he can actually catch a frisbee!)
  • Watch the dandelions spring up in the yard
  • Do absolutely nothing about said dandelions ;)

Unplugged

You know how they say you should never put a TV in the bedroom? Well, when we got the new TV for the living room around Christmas time, we put the old one in the bedroom. Then promptly never used it. Okay, never isn’t the right word. We watched a few episodes of Growing Pains on DVD the first day.  Of course we want to watch movies, etc on our new big TV! Duh! Why use the little one? Of course the idea was to watch TV before going to bed but as the remote didn’t work, neither of us wanted to get up and turn it off, so we just didn’t watch it in the first place.

My coworker had mentioned a few times how she didn’t have a TV. I assumed it was by choice, I know of lots of people who forgo TV in favor of reading or other activities, we don’t have cable on ours, and some people don’t have at TV at all. After a little investigation, it was revealed that hers simply didn’t work, so she got rid of it (I think). I figured, we didn’t use the bedroom TV, why not just offer it to her.

Long story short:

I bought a few flowers (actually, I asked the florist for some older ones I could get for cheap, and she obliged) to liven up the empty space. Loving the fact that the big black square is gone!

“Anyone who has two [TVs] should share with the one
who has none” –Doug, paraphrasing Luke 3:11