At least this week I am. This is what I see when I stand on the front porch. Soon, with the coming of the leaves, the view will close in a bit. The house is at the top of a hill surrounded on all sides by woods. The house has a protected, almost nestled feel. The Kansas winds aren't quite as harsh up here like they are in the valley where my parent's house is. It was very hazy today so I couldn't get very good pictures of the property. Maybe tomorrow we'll be able to take a tour.
My hubby and I spent the weekend in the country and spent some time with my folks. Steve was able to run in the woods, I worked around the yard mowing and weeding and getting things back in shape. I must have hauled 7 or 8 cartloads of debris. We cleaned out the garage and even had time to do some fishing in the pond. I caught three bass. Steve caught one. I do love to fish! There was a pair of Canadian geese on the pond guarding their nest. They kept a watchful eye on the dogs, but no confrontations. Fudge got in a swim and some good digging and sniffing. I had a small snake encounter...I do hate snakes. I know they were terrified of this giant enthusiastic gardener with the bright orange polka dot gloves. I do try to remember that!
Except for an overzealous whippoorwill, it is so quiet here. I actually have had three full nights of sleep. I'm hoping for even more!
Steve left on Sunday and went back to the city. I'm staying for the week to continue the work and help my mom. Fudge stayed with me, of course. I don't know how much sewing I'll get done, because there is so much work that needs to be done around here. The good thing is the weather so far has been perfect. Warm and sunny...I actually got a sunburn yesterday. Got to watch that! I only used sunscreen on my face. I burned my arms, neck and the back of my legs. Back to the sunscreen routine!!!
Spring is definitely here! The red buds are just ready to burst, everything is green and blooms are emerging everywhere. I think the bleeding hearts grew about six inches overnight! Look what's starting to bloom...
Last night I sat on the back porch with a cup of tea, listened to music and enjoyed the full moon. Not a bad way to spend an evening.
I brought a bit of sewing with me and I hope to get some machine quilting done this week since I have access to my mom's Bernina. Woohoo!!! There is so much to do outside, we'll see if that happens.
It's interesting to spend some time alone...without cable and my sewing room...oops don't want to get all philosophical on you. I think I'll go out and enjoy a beautiful Kansas spring evening. A storm is brewing...