There were so many things I should have been doing this weekend to get ready to be out of commission for a while – but I didn’t do any of them. Instead, Ted and I spent the majority of the weekend just being together and having fun. We drank coffee and chatted on the sunporch each morning, read some, did a little planning for our upcoming trip to Michigan, ordered an electric fireplace for the condo on the island (to be delivered after we get there), took the dogs for a walk at the state park, and then spent Saturday night with friends at a low country boil hosted by Marianne and Cecil.
Since I’ve begun walking several days a week with Dawn, I alternate dogs that I take with me. On some days, Ted will take the “leftover” dog on a walk while I’m gone. He had taken Bear over to the State Park one day last week, and he wanted all of us to go over for a walk on Saturday. It was such a beautiful day that we wore shorts and t-shirts. Oh my gosh, do I ever need to get some sun. We talked about how we have never been as white as we are this year. I guess it’s because even in the winter in south Georgia there are usually days we can go out on the boats, or walk, or bike. So we usually kept a little “color” all year. This winter – no way!
Rain moved in Sunday, and it was cooler again. But that’s ok. Spring has arrived, and there’s no going back now. We’ve seen robins, a brown thrasher has built a haphazard nest in the camellia bush since last weekend, and our crabapple tree is slowly turning pink. God is getting ready to turn the earth from brown to green once again. Let’s all just sit back and enjoy the show.
“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face. ” . . . Langston Hughes