Sometimes I feel a little guilty living here in the Northwest, especially this year when we've had a mild winter and early spring, and my friends in the East have been pounded with snow. But spring is fully upon us and so I've been out in the garden every day that I can.
Sorry, no stitching update this time.
There is, however, lots of garden clean up going on. No pictures because it's just not that pretty. All the mulch I put around the roses has to be cleaned up, blown in leaves removed, and roses pruned. A couple of weeks ago I abandoned my idea of pruning and cleaning up the garden beds one at a time, methodically. My schedule and the weather would push out the time frame for that far beyond when the roses should be pruned. So I went through all the beds and whacked away at the shrub roses, leaving the climbers for summer pruning. Now I'm going through and doing that clean up.
It's track season once again. A week ago Gary and I went to Hermiston to watch son Kyle run the 1500 m and 800 m race for Central Washington University. Our daughter also had a meet for her high school, but we'll be at a lot of her meets and had to take advantage of the opportunity to watch Kyle so close to home. On Thursday Kirsten had a meet over in Walla Walla. Usually this meet is miserable to watch as it's cold, windy, and rainy. But this year it was sunny and 75 degrees! Even though we weren't chilled, we stopped at Pho Sho for post-meet dinner. It's so good!
This week my twins were home on spring break from their respective colleges. Kyle left early as the track distance team is competing today at the Willamette Invite in Salem, Oregon. Kevin is still home, but leaving today as his fiance has a safety meeting for her job as a math tutor tomorrow. I'll be curious to hear just what safety measures tutors need a special meeting for!
Kirsten has spring break this coming week plus Saturday is her birthday as well as the day before Easter when I usually have the grandkids over to color eggs. We should also plan a special day somewhere since we have a little time off. I wonder what we'll do or where we'll go?
That's all for now! Have a great weekend!