Spring Has Sprung

  And so it begins, another Winter finally ended. Dark, cold, depressing days giving way to sunshine, life and hope. Of beginnings and the promise of a new life. reinventing, improving. 

I will be optimistic. I am trying my best , putting more effort on moving on, of living. 

i am back to running. i have joined the May push-up challenge. i have been watching what i eat. i am trying to clean, organize, cook, but have yet to go back to baking. 

one day at a time. 

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Spring Projects Galore

It has been a whirlwind of activity once again as we welcomed Spring. This is the time where people suddenly come out of hibernation, soak in the sun and do crazy things like jogging, take a sudden interest in gardening, and pretty much whacking every weed, bush and greenery they see in their yard. TheFisherman is no exception. He’s an avid gardener but Spring especially brings out the Outdoorsy type in him. He treks to the Home Depot and takes on projects quicker than you can say I-have-to-do-everything-this-Spring. The sunporch/sunroom roof has been fixed by the contractors, who after tasting our home cooked meal, suddenly didn’t want to leave. The 1 1/2 day project stretched out to 3 days and I scrambled to prepare their coffee, snacks, lunch and dinner. It was tiring but fun at the same time. For someone to appreciate my cooking was the best compliment. They particularly liked the biko -sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and sugar. I made some for them to take home and they said they ate it with ice cream. After they have left, TheFisherman decided we needed to give the ceiling and floor a fresh coat of paint. Which we did one weekend.
It doesn’t stop there.
TheFisherman also plans to make a paved patio, flagstone the stoop, change all the bathroom fixtures and God knows what else. Oh and yes, he also just recently re-seeded the whole front yard. He bought a whole dump truck load of top soil which they dumped in the middle of the driveway and which we shoveled and wheelbarrowed for 3 days. My biceps and shoulder muscles were screaming! The neighbors were all slowing down as they passed by and saw this huge pile of dirt. The perplexing looks on their faces saying “what the?” One neighbor finally came up to me and asked: “what’s going on, Mary?” I managed to respond between shovelling : “we can’t afford a gym membership”. To which she laughed and left me grunting and sweating. I secretly wished this whole thing is going to be worth it. The image of me sipping iced tea in the front yard admiring my green green grass kept me going.
Right now the huge pile has been reduced to a field of dirt scattered with grass seeds and fertilizer which TheFisherman dutifuly waters every day.
Yesterday, he looked at me while watering the lawn and said: “so we’ll get the flagstone this weekend?”

Published in: on April 23, 2008 at 10:33 am  Comments (17)  
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Spring Has Sprung!


It is finally Spring! And I am awake on it’s first hour. I have waited for this day and I am so glad it is finally here! Bring on the yard work, the flowers, the birds, the trees. I am so ready! I think this Robin’s ready too. I found him perched on top of my neighbor’s fence. And is that straw on it’s beak?

The boys are on Spring Break right now and they’ll be back to school next week.¬†TheFisherman’s been covering for a co-worker which means he has a different work schedule. And so right now my own routine has been completely off track. But no worries, I’m finally feeling better. Well, I do sniffle a little bit every now and then but I am not complaining after all I’ve been through.

I have yet to make the rounds with my camera. I plan to take pictures of new life. I will post pics as soon as I get them. For now, here’s to new life. Here’s to hope.

Published in: on March 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm  Comments (2)