Saturday could become my favorite day of the week if it keeps this up!!
I can’t begin to describe the beauty of this day. Bill awakened early, as is his habit, and it was overcast and cold. I was allowed to sleep in (again!!) until he came in with freezing cold hands and crawled back in bed! He had to show me what he’d been up to in the earlier hours, so I sat up to look at pictures. Here are the ones I loved the best:
The cloudy skies had not lasted long, and the morning progressed into a lovely, almost warm, picture perfect day! Bill and I lollygagged in our house, uploading photos to our Petty Family Photography Facebook Page, talking together, and simply enjoying the moment! Hunger did finally take over, so Bill got his Eggos while I got ready for the day with the folks. Mom and Dad slept in a bit, too, so there was no rush.
We have all now breakfasted and lunched. I am sitting on our new back porch (Bill’s last Saturday project) listening to the birds singing along with Bill’s radio. Bill is continuing his work on the porch. The completed project will be the old porch and new porch connected, and both porches roofed. We have thought about putting a ramp on the old porch, although Dad and Mom rarely (as in never anymore) come out here; however, when the weather gets warm we think they might enjoy sitting out here with us sometime. They might still not need the ramp, but it would be there if Mama wanted to go down.
The sky has been the most gorgeous blue today. I enjoy a little more warmth from the sun than we have yet, but this 60 degrees has been so nice that you won’t hear a hint of a complaint from me. I’m even barefoot!! Bill is cutting boards, and the smell of it always flings me back to my childhood when my Daddy was always building something! The pine smell also reminds me of my little girlies “cooking” outside while their Daddy worked. They always had pinecones and pine chips simmering on Bill’s wood burning stove. They made more “Pine Perfume” during those little girl years than could ever be bottled!
I keep looking for signs of Spring, although I know it’s still too early. Even the goldfinches haven’t gotten their bright yellows yet.
Jeanne cut the roses back this week – that tells me Spring is coming eventually! Our ground is still so wet that Bill can’t even mulch up the leaves with the mower, so the grass is still hidden. This gorgeous day gives hope, though!! We have a couple of days of rain next week, beginning tomorrow, and the rains usually mean colder temperatures, but I won’t think about that! I am simply going to embrace this gift God has given me today!!!!!
I’m guessing it’s time for me to go sit with the folks for a bit. I hate to leave Mama all alone too long. Dad sits with her, but he can’t hear her if she talks to him, so she still gets kinda lonely. I pray you all are having sunshine today – if not outward, at least in your spirits!
God bless your day!