After the flower planting, we went to a diner for breakfast and then trekked half a mile to the local library to return the books we checked out two weeks ago. I actually read a book last week! And it's wonderful. Any book that makes me cry is a good book. Reading is one of those much-loved activities that I've relegated to the back burner in recent years; photography and crafting take up my time. At the library, Kennedy and I choose 10 children's books which she reads when she's at my house.
These are two examples of my cardmaking obsession. I participate in two or three card challenges each week. In addition, each Tuesday I mail handmade cards to two friends. One friend has been fighting cancer for nearly 5 years and I've been mailing cards to her for almost that long. The other friend is a newer friend, a young woman who lives on an isolated ranch here in Oregon.
When I saw this t-shirt on a Facebook post, I knew I had to have it. It cost only $6 for shipping.
My own springtime planting is in full swing. I have hanging baskets that I've purchased: two fuchsias, three petunia and one bacopa. I'll fill as many containers as I can with purchased flowers, too, as shown above. I also bought a rose that's already blooming to replace a bare root rose that just didn't "take" for some reason. (I'll be very tired of all the watering required by September!) Dahlia bulbs have sprouted through the soil and my 30+ peonies are budded out. I LOVE this time of year!