It was beautiful yesterday!
And rumor has it that it's going to be near 40 degrees today.
Most of the snow from the last storm is mostly melted away (except the spots that never see the sun.) The forecast is calling for rain/snow, though starting Tuesday and going straight on for a week! Today I'm thinking I'll get my lazy ass outdoors and turn my garden beds over a little since I never actually finished doing it this fall, and basically have just been dumping my veg scraps in and covering them as well as I could with whatever earth wasn't completely frozen. This is a practice I need to be careful of though since Moxie has been getting in there. When the snow was higher, she was able to just walk right over my tiny fence...now she's realized that she can just jump over if she was whatever snacks I have tossed in! This year: breaking down and getting a nice fence for the garden.
The warm(er) weather has gotten me excited about the yard. Sort of. I am eager to see which of our last year's perennials actually come back. I have started to think about which veggies will make the cut for this years garden. And, I am really curious how the grass will grow back this year. Right now, it doesn't look promising, but it's still just February.
I've also been thinking about the car project with my sister. Last time I was over to see Dad (and the car), everything was covering in about 6" of snow, the tarp was on the ground, and I had to dig it out of the snow to get it back on the car. But I had bungees this time and so now it should be secure enough to withstand the next windy day. But I want to actually get working on it. I want to look under the hood and take a stab at some mechanical tasks. I want to learn something about cars!
And, of course, with Spring coming, we will be able to open windows and let some fresh air in. That means more painting projects! As I stated before, we have a room that has not found its identity yet. We use our side door, mostly, so this is the room people walk into when the enter our home, greeted by a futon, the back of the fireplace and a mish-mash of 'what the hell is this room for?' It's really a great room in the summer though. There are two windows at the front end of the house, two at the side, and we had a big slider put in to replace the French door at the back of the house. In the summertime, it's the best place to sit and read or even take a nap (if you're into that sort of thing). But we have never touched. My sister painted it green when she lived here during our year on Nantucket, but we're thinking a nice yellow or other light color... Actually, there's a lot we'd like to do...the point is, the promise of Spring has got me doing nothing but thinking about all the things I want to do when it gets here!!