And finally we get some warmth.
Warm enough to dry the washing on the line without having to bring them inside damp.
Warm enough to have the weeds growing in the lawn to the height of shrubs
Warm enough to enjoy breakfast cooked on our new BBQ outside on the patio.
And warm enough to have us getting the pool ready for summer swimming and cleaning the muck out of the turtle pond.
I love Spring.
There are flowers everywhere. Sure in my garden, a lot of them are probably weeds but they are pretty anyway.
Clocks have changed and we have lighter longer evenings.
I confess, it was very bloody dark last week when I was dragging my butt from my nice comfy bed at 4.30 am so as to be at work by 6am.
And for anybody contemplating doing the same, 4.30 m is a ridiculous and insane time of the morning to get up.
The actual work was ok. Just would have been so much better if I had been able to do the same job at a much more social time like say..8am.
But people want their mail in their boxes early and so it had to be done.
Thank god for coffee and concealer.
At least it was only a week and now my shift returns to normality (what ever the hell that is) and I will get some free mornings to get the overdue chores done that were ignored last week.
Having said that, this weekend has been a lovely mix of productive and lazy.
Saturday it was back to a new term of art classes. I was all ready to start my little cafe scene that I want to paint but my teacher had another idea, getting the class to do an exercise in abstracting a landscape.
Of course the whole abstract thing still gives me dread after having it rammed down my throat at the last school but this was a different exercise and we didn’t even have to paint it unless we wanted to.
I did and came away with a (unfinished) nice little painting that is a good practice for doing that particular scene another time.
After class I had my hair done, nearly falling asleep in the chair as my hairdresser redid my colour and we both agreed that a nana nap was in order for later that day.
Which of course happened.
Today I have been cleaning windows, washing clothes and helping hubby with the spring turtle stocktake.
After hibernating in their pond all winter, it was time to drain the green slime, check on the little creatures and refill the pond with fresh water.
There is a lovely shoulder of lamb roasting in the bbq.. oh yes, we got a new bbq to replace the one that hubby managed to set fire to last Easter. Like any new “toy”, it is getting lots of use as we work out how to cook on it without cremating the food (Sadly the chicken didn’t appreciate just how hot it was and quickly became charcoal)
There hasn’t been any more work on the tulips since last Sunday. I took it to class for show and tell. My teacher is impressed and made some suggestions and I will get around to it eventually.
For now though, I think it might be time to hang out the last load of washing and then pour myself a coldie.
Cider or wine?
Either sound rather nice for now.
Ps I renewed the domain lizardhappy.com for another year, so I guess you are stuck with me for a bit longer