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Sunday Snippet: Another Deep Breath Edition

How did it get to be April 14 already? I mean, seriously, wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day and the ground was covered with a light blanket of snow and my gardens were still sleeping? Now everything is popping up, flowers are blooming, bushes and trees are leafing out. These are my gorgeous tulips that my sweet neighbor, Mary, gave me for my birthday in September. As you can see, my office garden is starting to wake up.

Husband has already mowed twice, and y’all know he’s happiest on his mower. We’ve had torrential rain this week, so the lawn is lush and green and as soon as it dries out some, he’ll be back on his tractor and all will be right with the world. It’s time to get the deck furniture out here at home and time to go up and clean up sticks in the yard at the lake so they can begin mowing there, too. Before we know it, we’ll be opening up the cottage, getting the boat out, and swimming in the bay.

I’m glad to be celebrating spring, though. At a time when our family is mourning the loss of Mom/Grandma/Grandma-Great, the sunshine and flowers remind us that life goes on.

Big doings this week, so stay tuned here. Make You Mine releases on Tuesday, and I’ve got all kinds of fun things planned. I’ll keep you posted as to everything that’s happening, but for now, check out this great April Showers contest over at Fresh Fiction.

Gratitude for this week: Lovely celebration of life for MIL; Flowers! Got a new and intriguing editing gig; Walking the ‘hood with Mary; a fire in the fireplace one evening was so deliciously warm and cozy.

Stay well, stay safe, be kind to everyone you meet this week–we need more kindness in this world, and most of all, mes amis, stay grateful!


  • Kathleen Shaputis

    Grateful to see new blooms around the garden in my front yard. The tips of the evergreens show this bright neon green on the tips of their branches that just makes me melt. New growth.

  • Liz Flaherty

    Time is surely flying, isn’t it? It reminds me of while the kids were growing up–they went from toddler to teen in about a week.

  • Janine

    This year really is moving along fast. My yard needs mowing again too. We had bad storms last week with a hail day that made the back of my house look like it has freckles and window screens damaged (which I worked on yesterday rescreening the frames). It’s just the beginning of storm season for us and it’s off to a busy start. I also need to get outside and pick up the thousand pine cones, sticks and pine needles that got knocked off the tree last week.

    • Nan

      Wow, Janine, sorry about your window screens…thank heaven it wasn’t worse with broken windows. We got tiny hail, not even pea-sized and only, interestingly, in the back yard, not the front. Go figure. Hugs, baby!