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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

SPRING IS IN THE AIR 😊 🌷🌷

 Nothing much interesting is going on except that Spring is in the air...  I  opened the screen in the front door today to let in the fresh air. It felt so good. I'm so glad about the warmer temperatures. The long johns came off this week. I even wore my spring jacket several times. Happy St Patrick Day...


This is what my front lawn looks like late this afternoon. The snow is almost all gone but there's still some on the back lawn. I'm taking this as a sign of spring. The St John River is still frozen. 

Update:   The St John River is opening up in front of our house today, March 19th on the Feast Day of St Joseph. 

Another sign of spring that I witnessed this week is our resident eagle couple was mating at the top of a tall pine tree across the road. This was the first time I saw them mating. They have been here for many years. Eagles live for about 30 years.

 I did try to take a photo with my cell phone but had to put in a code to unlock it and in my rush, accidentally put it on video without realizing it and only took a  one-second video, lol. The whole ritual was over very quickly.

Another first for me...   This is the first time I see a blossom on one of my sweet potato plants. I never had any blossoms on my sweet potatoes last year, not even in the garden. I was wondering if I should leave it on and looked it up on Google and it said that I should clip it off as they only appear when the plant matures as it will stop the growth of the tubers.  But this is just a young plant...  Oh-oh, I see some mold growing on my window frame. I guess I'll have to do some spring cleaning.

My Coleus plants are growing well. I'm only showing you one plant. I've purchased my flower and vegetable seeds and have started to plants some that need an early start. It's still early.



Here's another sign of spring, my tulips are peeking up in the back of the house. It's still too wet to start cleaning the flowerbeds but it won't be long before I get busy with yard cleaning up at the rate that time is marching on.

 My left hip has been bothering me since January, and I hope that I will be able to do some yard work this spring.  Like many people, we no longer have a doctor and I've put my name on the list but it can be a very long time before we get one, I was told.

I picked up my hook and did a tiny bit of re-hooking but not enough to show you. I've been so busy with my Zoom prayer groups, learning new music for our  Lent, Holy Week, and Easter liturgy, and practicing with the choir and at home and I've been going to bed very late every night.

 One of my prayer groups will be winding up on Saturday night and this will free up a lot of my time as we've been meeting every evening since January. It's been a huge commitment for all of us involved in hosting and leading this prayer group. I've learned a lot about how Zoom works although I don't have a Zoom account of my own.  There is a core group of us who take turns to host. I have met so many great friends and hope to meet some of them someday. 

I'm sure if you drive a vehicle you have noticed that the price of gas has really gone up and I noticed the difference when I refilled my gas tank yesterday.
I still had a quarter tank of gas and it came to $84.87 Candian. At our Co-op, the price was $1.716 a liter for mid-grade gas.  Regular gas is a little cheaper. 

That's it for tonight, I hope that you all have a pleasant weekend.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.    Julia