It is an absolutely gorgeous morning here. Sun is shining and we are to get into 50's today. We have had it ALL this past week. Cold, warmth, rain, snow, sleet - and one day had it all! This next week we are to be in the 60's and low 70's with a lot of rain.
I took a walk about the yard yesterday and all the perennials are popping through the soil. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all about 4" - 5". Lots of lilies are starting up. I even noticed some little red points peeking out of the earth that are peonies and rhubarb! Several of the trees in the neighborhood are starting to show buds.
I saw my first robins of the season this week. It won't be long!!!!
It's hard to believe that in one more week we 'spring forward' for daylight savings time. Two weeks from today is the official calendar SPRING! Palm Sunday is in 2 weeks and Easter in three. It sure has come upon us quickly it seems.
Yesterday, my GOOD neighbors of 4 years moved. I was devastated. They have been such good neighbors (renters). They had 3 dogs which were all lovely individually - but chaos together! I keep looking outside to see the dogs playing. So sad. I guess Zach (the owner) is going to sell the house. I sure hope we get someone good to move in. It is always scary - as you just never know. I know I sure will miss the girls and doggies.
- We received the $250 GC that we order with CC points the week before (that was fast). I see a FREE cat food stock-up coming!
- G's doc came for his quarterly visit. He filled out a paper for us from insurance - stating that he advised of all necessary tests, etc. - and for that the insurance will send us a $50 GC.
- I bought 14 lbs. of chicken legs for .49/lb. Vacuumed sealed and froze.
- Found organic whole carrots for .39/lb.
- Had to go to bank to renew a CD and found out we have 'bank relationship rewards'. Who knew? I have no idea how we earned them - but they said we needed to use them. Logged in and found a Black & Decker electric hand/jig saw that will come in handy for me. It is a $59 value! YES, there was kitchen and girl stuff - but that is what I wanted!!!
- I fixed our indoor/outdoor weather station. Changed batteries and it still wasn't working. I took it apart - figuring I couldn't hurt it any more - cleaned the insides completely and guess what? IT WORKS perfectly. That saved $29 for an identical model.
- All meals from home and from scratch
- Been 'shopping' from our pantry overflow downstairs
- Used all leftovers this week
- We did splurge this week - G really wanted Chinese and it has been since early Oct. since we ordered. It lasted us 2 meals.
HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?
I sit here typing and glancing out the window - watching the many, many squirrels play, listening to the birdies, and enjoying the sunshine. What a lovely day. I plan on going out shortly to rake up all the little sticks all over the yard. I pick up any big ones when they fall - but the yard is covered with twigs. Free exercise and fresh air!!!!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and many blessing. I just want to say I am so thankful to have you all in my life. God sends us blessings in so many unexpected ways.
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL