Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Flowers

When we bought this house, 29 years ago, the owner told us that early May was the most beautiful time for this yard and I agree. As we move into May tomorrow, the magnolia tree, cherry tree, patio peach tree and apple trees are all in various stages of bloom. The forsythia is out and some orange bush that I cannot name along with the tulips and hyacinths are all flowering. All this is very beautiful in spite of the fact that the side yard is still all dug up. I enjoy looking out the house windows or pulling into the driveway and seeing the array of colors. And all this happens with minimal attention from me! 

This has been a very busy week, with something going on every night of the week. That pace is making the week go by quickly which is fine by me because on Friday I am going to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and this has become one of my favorite events. Sally is going with me this year and I hope she has a good time. Have you ever done something that someone else raved about but couldn't see what all the excitement was about? Hope Sally doesn't come away with that feeling. Liz may come up from DC on Saturday to join us at the yarn-fest! This year I am specifically looking for roving to spin, that is not to say that I won't get any yarn, but roving is my top priority. I have even been studying sheep breeds so I can know the spinning traits of the various breeds. The weather forecast is a bit damp for Maryland on Saturday, but hopefully that won't dampen our spirits. I will take my laptop and hopefully be able to blog from Maryland and include some photos. 

We've talked to both Tucker and Corey recently which always brightens our day. Corey broke off a piece of his repaired front tooth at the SU Athletics Awards evening, so he was unable to enjoy all the party food. He starts his final exams this week and will come home on Tuesday. His mentor, Bob, will be making the trip to SU in his truck to bring Corey home. Tucker is busy being an archaeologist and will travel to La Sal, UT for a month-long assignment. 

I attended a workshop about Long Term Care Insurance last night and got a lot of good information. We are just in the exploratory stages of this decision and will seek out information from several other sources. Anybody else out there have any experience with this topic? Any advice to give?

Guess that is all for now. I have to pack up some things for this weekend. 

Hope all is well.

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