Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Fever

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

One of the joys of homeschooling is being able to set your own schedule. Yesterday, we settled in to work but the weather was unbelievable -- 66 degrees and clear as a bell. I couldn't settle down, DD couldn't settle down ... so we gave up. And took a LONG walk. And released our jar-o-worms into the garden (a couple things of note: there were a LOT more babies than I'd thought and several of the worms had literally tied themselves into knots, which I found really odd and wish I knew why they'd done that).

We examined all our gardens, thrilled that we finally got crocus in colors other than yellow (I'd bought a "variety" pack that appears to be about 95% yellow... lots of variety there). DD's bleeding heart is beginning to poke above ground, as well as her miniature hollyhock and all our chives. My rosemary is coming back, and the marjoram is already taking over in its spot.

I let DD play on the swings, and run around with the dog. Once we got that mostly out of our systems, we came in, had lunch and hunkered down again.

Spring Fever is in full swing. Of course, on Sunday, a cold front moves in and our temps will drop 20 degrees. I hate it when that happens.

I filled up about half of my seed peat pots with worm castings and still have every intention of starting my seeds on the 24th. I can't wait! Then, in another month, I'll plant my cool weather crops outside: peas, spinach, etc.

I'm so ready for growing my own stuff. I went shopping this week and was horrified that canned veggies were (at the cheapest -- and I tried WalMart, Target and two grocery stores) $.076/can ... used to be I could get them at WalMart for $.043 / can and it hasn't been that long. That's a HUGE jump in price, percentagewise. Actually, I've noticed that most items have increased significantly. Very frustrating, especially nowadays when so many people are out of work or making very little money.

In writing news, Charity sent me a link to a class that sounds like something I could use to finally get my law enforcement information on track for "Stiller Creek". And I'm working on my fantasy and hope to get that done and through crits at my group over the next couple of months. I'm still working on some shorter stories, in all my spare time (*G*), too.

I've decided I'm a little ADD. But it works for me.


You Are Coors Light

You are a person who values routine and stability. It's likely that your order the same thing every time you go to the bar.

You aren't necessarily on a diet, but you do appreciate a beer that you can drink every day. If anything, you are consistent.

You don't like to change, but you're not adverse to taking risks... especially when you have a few beers in you.

The bottom line is that you're out to have a good time. You're all about friends, fun, and letting loose.

I haven't had a beer in ... more than a decade (wow), but the assessment of me is pretty on target except the last part. Huh.



Ceri Hebert said...

Sounds like an awesome way to spend the day! And it gets me thinking about my garden. Last year we did EVERYTHING wrong and although the peas turned out awesome and the brocolli and romaine were decent, everything else was a loss. Of course the amount of rain we got last year didn't help. This year I want tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes! And peas again. Wouldn't mind some green beans either.

You inspired me to look at the fantasy I started. I really like it though I have no clue where I'm going with it. And I'm torn between keeping it as a YA and changing it to something more adult. But the YA market is huge. But is it huge for medieval type fantasies such as this or is it modern time fantasies the big sellers?

Enjoy the weather! I'll be stuck in the office all day. :(

Dru said...

The best part about Spring is the day is longer.

Have a great Thursday.

J.A. Saare said...

It would be nice to have some sun here. All of the kids are cooped up for Spring Break and I'd love to get them out of the house! ;)

Brandy said...

Our weather is gorgeous today and then next week we, too, drop 20 degrees. At one point they were calling for snow, but have now changed that to rain.

I hope you enjoy your day!

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Hope the class is a good one (and not like that synopsis class we once took, which sucked like a shop vac).

Tori Lennox said...

I'm looking forward to home grown tomatoes. YUM!!!

MaryC said...

I think my entire class had spring fever along with you. We don't have the luxury of indulging with state tests looming. I think I envy you and your DD.