Now we are starting to get decent weather I am getting outside. I actually have to because of that petty bureaucrat from the city who drives around acting as the lawn Nazi. I just keep telling myself I need exercise to stay healthy and it’s saving me a gym membership. The problem is the rain. Everything is growing like mad and when it’s raining you can’t mow. You could trim hedges and bushes if you’re willing to get soaked but that’s about it.
My lilacs were wonderful while they lasted but the rain last week finally knocked off all the blooms. My consolation is the two Van Houtte Spirea at either side of the front of the house. Last year they barely had a blossom but this year I have snow in spring. They don’t have the strong scent of lilacs but when they transform into a giant snowball they really lift my heart. And the blackberries are starting to blossom. I will have to get the screening on them soon or the birds will beat me to the berries. The robins did not return to nest on the front porch light this year, In a way that was good as bringing things in and out of the huse was hampered, having to use the back door and walk around for so many week. Also I had to stop my mail so the mailman wouldn’t upset them. They probably moved to one of the trees as I found half a blue eggshell in the front yard. But I moved the bird feeders in front so the cats could see the birds and hung a small one in the bush in front of the kitchen window and the cardinals entertain Cloud.
I am behind in so many things again, including this blog, but I don’t feel overwhelmed as I did before. I finally got singed up for Medicare, what I nightmare! Even with the exchange people going the extra mile it took a weeks and I have 150.00 in out of period charges on my phone. The system in America is a total fail. I have to pay every month for something I’ll never use and I still don’t have dental coverage, which I would use! But otherwise we are in good shape if we have to move out of the problem house. I am over halfway to my PhD. It’s an on line school but I don’t care. I am enjoying the work and can still put the initials after my name when I’m done.
I haven’t had time to put the Go Pro to work but that is coming. I found a great YouTube channel on using GoPro where he even has a video on opening the box! This is more necessary than you would think, trust me. And I’ve been spending Saturdays helping my friend with the rescue set up in her new store. She is still working full time and only has one day a week for it. She’d be months getting it done otherwise and cats are coming in and money is going out. I’m also making progress with the little grey cat Charli that I’m fostering for her. I can actually pet her now! That has really made me happy. Also I discovered some columbines I thought had died were up and blooming! On that note I will post this and get on with my busy day. I hope yours will be a good one.