April 3, 2018
Happy Spring ....
There are buds on our trees the melt is well underway. I just wish all the snow that fell while we were away would have been all gone by the time we landed. No such luck. But at least the sun is shining and Spring is in the air. Can't wait to see which bulbs we planted in the Fall will come through. It's exciting to think under all the snow and a layer or two of dirt are tiny little flowers, just waiting to bloom and bring fresh scents and smiles to our landscape. I know it will be worth the wait.
We had a nice landing and a quick bus ride out from the airport to where our car was stored. A short drive home and then in to our warm bed for a long sleep. Woke up yesterday morning to a clean house and no items on our to do list, so we decided to head in to the big City and replenish our Antique Mall booth as we did sell a number of items while we were away. We also stopped in at the big box store to choose the crown moulding and chair rail we'll be installing sometime this Spring. Excited to have a project to do that will enhance the look in our home. We then realized a store we knew was online happens to also be a brick and mortar store so we popped in to see if by chance they would have the armchair we're thinking about investing in for our Great Room. Currently we're using our son's armchair but would like to get that back to him now that he and his family are in a larger condo unit and have space again. Fell in love with the "Cardiff" and will order it this week. Fitting, as part of dh's family is Welsh. I'll post pictures once we have the new acquisition in place.
On the way home, we stopped to buy gas, then took in two bins, a box and two bags full of bottles. Went over to the grocery store to fill up our big water bottles for our cooler, then picked up a beautiful ham to make our Easter dinner. It was soooo good. Not salty or greasy at all. We were just going to buy a small half ham but ironically, it was $16 for the tiniest size. And our past experience with that brand is its way too salty for any of us to really enjoy it. So we went with the natural ham, raised locally, for a very reasonable $20.10. Much better deal. With creamed corn and freshly baked biscuits, it was a scrumptious dinner. This morning, after dropping dd off at school, I went back to the grocery store and bough more eggs, a big block of cheddar cheese, some broccoli and onions, and pie shells. My task this afternoon? To use up the left over ham to bake a couple of large quiches and tons of small ones for the freezer. Lots of chopping to do, so I'm off to begin this project. Have a great day!