Sunday, April 13, 2008

Warmth! Sun!

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

So... I worked like a dog yesterday (not MY dog, though, lol) and actually got HOT outside.

((dances wildly))

It was SIXTY DEGREES! The weatherfolk had indicated that a cold front was moving in and it was supposed to rain all weekend. Well, early yesterday morning, they amended their forecast. Sure enough, the sun came out around noon, and WOOT we all took the party outside.

DD cleaned out her corner of the vegetable garden. She's decided to try growing corn this year. It actually grows quite well, but we got worms in the ears last time we tried. I'd like to do potatoes, but that depends on how many wire worms I find when I till (bad, bad buggies... grr...)

I cleaned the leaves and gunk out of two gardens, and edged around both. I'm going to completely redo the one around my well pump, because I really don't like what I have planted in there. None of the tulips came back this year, either. It was a tough winter for bulbs.

We did have a short few moments of a scare last evening, tho. My SIL called to say her son (11 y.o.) was missing out in the woods behind their house. She was home with her 1 y.o and a 4 y.o who is handicapped, and couldn't go look for him -- but she had called and called and called and he didn't respond. DH suited up in his outdoor gear (the sun was going down) and we were ready to go hunting.

About 30 seconds before we left, she called. He'd come back. Phew. I'm telling you what, though. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes! DD observed all this, and I explained that this was why I always asked her to stay in sight of the house -- the rule is: if you can't see the house, you're too far. When she's alone, if she hurts herself there's no one to get help. I hope she gets it now.

So. No writing (bad, bad me... but dang! WARMTH! SUN! How could I resist??)


You Are a Little Anal Retentive

Okay, so you're occasionally uptight, but it's not like you fill your day with little OCD rituals.

You just like to exercise a little control over your life, and that's usually a good thing.

As long as you limit your anal retentive ways to your own behavior, you're not annoying anyone.

Deep down, most people are exactly like you.

Because, yes, I do alphabetize my CDs. And my books are in order by author. Sue me.



Allie Boniface said...

It was warm here, too - yay!

Ceri said...

It was gorgeous yesterday and I was stuck in the office. Blah. We got up to 71. I'm hoping today will be nice, kids have some outside projects to do.

Glad your nephew found his way home. I used to play out in the woods all the time when I was younger. I'm amazed that I always found my way home.

Working like crazy on my synopsis. Was at the eharlequin site and found contradictory info on the length of synopsis(es). Some say they can be over 3 pages. So I'm going with what feels right and I can always change it if it's not.

Back to work!

Alice Teh said...

I won't sue you BUT I do have an award waiting for you, Marianne. :)

P/S: It's been a while since I last visited you...

Dru said...

It was warm here too..up in the 70s. Today it's a bit chilly, but that's okay.

I'm glad your nephew came back okay.

I'm a Little Anal Retentive

Jaimie said...

It was hot here yesterday 90's! We have been working outside also, getting our garden ready for spring. I just love flowers and we also planted some veggies in our little kitchen garden plot. We tried corn but it didn't work here but tomatoes, peppers, beans, and peas are great!
Sorry to go on and on but it is nice to find someone who likes to garden as well. Have a great week!

Melissa said...

I'm a little anal retentive, too!

So relieved our nephew came back. That had to be so scary for you all! But a good lesson, too.

Enjoy your day!

Diane Craver said...

Glad you had better weather yesterday. Happy Sunday to you!

Tori Lennox said...

Congrats on the warmer weather!!!

Scary about your nephew! I'm glad he's okay.

Chris M. said...

I'm happy for you that it's finally getting warm for you, and I am so envious of all that space for gardens!

I'm glad that your nephew was okay... at least until Mom gets ahold of him!

Chris M. said...

OH, and I'm a little anal retentive... but I think you already knew that! LOL

Brandy said...

Glad to hear your nephew returned home safe, but I'd hate to have been in his shoes last night! *G*
YAY! You had warm weather. It was chilly here today, but still nice.
As for your quiz, I guess I'm the only one that was Totally Anal Retentive:Yup, you're so uptight - people definitely have called you "anal."
You're the type of person who's so OCD you organize your M&Ms before eating them.
You have so many rules and rituals, it's hard for you to let loose and enjoy life.
So go ahead and mix up your alphabetized CD collection. Live a little!
What? It's wrong to group M&M's into colors before you eat them? I had no idea! *G* And yeah, my bookshelves are alphabatized and in order of genre.

Hope today is as nice as yesterday!

Amy Addison said...

I'm glad your nephew came back. Also glad I'm not him.

Yay for sun. We had a nice warm weekend, too.

But cold and rainy tomorrow. Bleah.

anno said...

Oh, the worry kids cause. I'm glad you're nephew is ok.

And I'm glad to hear you're having a bit of spring!

I'm not anal retentive at all; more the opposite. Probably should work on this.