Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Signs of Spring

Sign 1
This morning when Coty went to wake Andrew up, he wasn't in his bed. Coty went downstairs and Andrew was sound asleep under his comforter and a couple of other blankets, on the screen porch. When asked why he decided to sleep on the porch, Andrew said, "It smelled really good outside last night." Spring is in the air!

Sign 2
I got hot while walking this morning.

Sign 3
While looking out my bedroom window today, I counted six bluejays and three male cardinals hopping around on the ground in the front yard and garden. I am seeing and hearing more birds and expect our regular Carolina wren to begin nesting in the garage soon. And when that happens, Max, the African grey parrot, will begin her excellent wren imitation inside. Birdsong everywhere!

Sign 4
We are awaiting a call any day now from Joel's baseball coach telling us about when practices will start.

Sign 5
I am itching to start digging. Amber sent me a neat link for a way to start seeds outside in the winter. We're a little late for using this method as described, but it might also be a good way to get a jump on the season. I'm going to give it a try.

Sign 6
I am sitting on the deck outside Andrew's cello teacher's studio during his lesson, making use of her wireless to write this post. It is warm enough to do this. Hooray!


Nicole said...

Sign 7
Your allergy suffering friends have itchy eyes, ears and throats and are frantically searching the house for MORE allergy medicine! :-)

Beth said...

Oh, so sorry Nicole! Hope you feel better and find some relief.