That is the crew so far. Hopefully there will be more to the gang in the future. As of right now Franklin has to be my personal favorite, with Beatrice being a close second (I think I may partial to those antlers!)
Not only is green my favorite color, it is also a sign of spring.
I realized spring must certainly be approaching when today we are receiving a ton of rain, as opposed to a ton of snow. Just as Mitsy said on her blog, the rain is a welcome site as it means warmer temperatures are here!
I'm seeing more and more green grass appear from under the snow everyday, another welcome sign of spring.
But the biggest sign that spring is approaching was our return to one of my favorite places:
Seems like months since we'd taken a walk in our favorite park with the dogs. Of course a record amount of snow, and my husband receiving a kidney transplant were obvious reasons why we couldn't spend all winter walking the park! Last Sunday I said it was high time we got out there, snow or not, and walked out towards Washington's Headquarters. It was a wonderful afternoon.
And it was certainly a sign that spring is right around the corner.
I'll give you a run down of what's been going on in my little corner of the world.
First, I decided to change my bedroom. I have beautiful gray walls and dark wood furniture in the room. I initially accented everything in oranges and greens, but have recently decided I wanted to use steely purples, cream, and lavenders to lighten everything up. My mom has sewn together half a dozen new pillows for the bed, and I've recently finished crocheting a beautiful granny square blanket that matches the new pillows.
Then there was a blizzard. A record breaking amount of snow was coming our way and Lee and I decided to visit family so that we would miss it. When we came home 5 days later to a winter wonderland, there was a second blizzard. We've not received mail in a week. Grocery stores are no longer stocked with the basics. And because my husband had a kidney transplant less than 2 months ago, I've been shoveling our way to the outside world for days and days and days.
Our dogs haven't had proper exercise in weeks and beginning to become destructive in their boredom.
What could make things even more exciting you ask?
We decided to remodel our front entrance and downstairs bathroom in the middle of the chaos. We put in a new sink, toilet, and ceramic tiles on the floor. We repainted, and repaired surprise holes in the wall. We did it all while being told that the garbage men couldn't haul anything away for a week.
It's been crazy.
But, my husband went back to work today, healthy and happy.
Some more snow fell, but this time it wasn't as hard to shovel it all away.
And our bathroom and front entrance is beautiful.
Now if only Valley Forge Park would open back up so that the dogs and I could get some much needed exercise and sunshine!
Sorry for the lack of posts. . .again. But this time it's because I've been very busy with updates for my Olive and Ruby shop on Etsy. (and it's not cards) Right now it is a secret, but all will be revealed in a few days.
Maybe you can guess what the surprise will be based on my flickr favorites? :)
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