Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring is Really Here!

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

Yesterday, DH and DD went fishing. Yep...the boat officially hit the water for the first time this season. "Ice Out" isn't official yet, but it will be soon. Still, even though the Mount Washington may not be able to make its tour of the lake (which is how they determine Ice Out), a small boat CAN.

DH didn't catch anything, but my FIL did -- two big lake salmon. And he didn't want them, says they are too much trouble to cook. DH brought them home. I'm not usually a salmon fan -- but I've found that's because I don't like farm bred and ocean salmon. Lake salmon? A whole different ball of wax. It was, on the whole, a good start to fishing season.

And it was a beautiful day. Sunny. Warm (almost 70!!). A slight breeze. Ahhhhhh...

Dakota and I were home alone and it was lovely. I had a TON of work to do, but who can spend a day like that on the computer? So, I worked a bit, then took the dog for a LONG walk (and realized just how out of shape I truly am). Worked a little and then sat out on the front step and read. Worked a little and then weeded my little flower garden out front. Worked a little, then played ball with the dog.

What I like best about spending the day alone? No schedule. No one to consider before I act. I feel like walking? I walk. Feel like eating? I eat. Feel like dancing naked in my living room? ... Okay, I didn't do that. But I COULD HAVE. And that is very freeing. I really am a solitary person by nature, and spending my days and nights with people (even people I love) is very stressful.

It was a good day.



You Are Dusk

You are a naturally idealistic and creative person. You look forward to nights where everything is possible.

You spend most of your energy on play. Work is okay, but the true you emerges after the work day is done.

You're an offbeat type that doesn't like rules or schedules. Life's too short to waste at a desk in a cube.

Whether you spend your night socializing or working on side projects, you like that your time is yours.

Um... no. I'm in bed with the sun and up before it. Some of the other is true, but not the rest. I give this quiz a 50%.



Sarita Leone said...

Your day sounds fabulous. I'm so glad you got some alone time; we all need that.

I spent the afternoon planting trees. Ten firs and one apricot. We've still got ten pears left to plant, with more coming next week. It was a beautiful afternoon to play in the dirt, so I didn't mind one bit.

Today to tackle straightening up the greenhouse. I cleaned it in the fall but it seems dusty and cobwebby so I'm going to spend some time there.

Hope you have a great day!

MomJane said...

I came upn dusk too. Doesn't fit at all. Here I sit at 5 in the morning.

Sarita, why don't you use your greenhouse during the winter? I am so envious. Wish I had a greenhouse.

Ceri Hebert said...

I've never had lake salmon before. May have to send my DH and DS up north to do some fishing. All they bring home are trout. I'm not a big trout fan.

Haven't done more than look out the window. Our groundhog is back and two Canadian Geese were swimming in the river in the back yard.

But I am getting ready to submit something to L & L Dreamspell. Problem is they only want a 5K sample, but chapter 1 is 7k. I hate sending out a partial chapter.

Enjoy your day!

Dru said...

I do know what you mean by being alone. It's refreshing.

You Are Dawn

You are a naturally energetic and optimistic person. You can't wait to start each day.

You hate to waste any time, and you jump out of bed in the morning ready to face the world.

You enjoy working and have a fulfilling career. For you, nothing feels better than the sweet victory success.

You are goal oriented and successful in every aspect of your life. You're universally ambitious.
The first part yea, second, not so much.

Diane Craver said...

I'm glad you and Dakota got to go on a long week! You deserved some alone time!

Have a great weekend, Marianne!

Diane Craver said...

Geez, I should have previewed my comment before hitting publish. I meant long walk! LOL

Tori Lennox said...

Sounds like a great day!

Brandy said...

It sounds as though you had a lovely, recharging day. I hope today is as nice for you!

Allie Boniface said...

Isn't it amazing how good weather can put one into a terrific mood??