This past week end there were
signs of spring...
the first sign that hit me smack
between the eyes
was a week ago last Saturday
while on a weekly outing
The bright colors...
pink, blue, green, purple, red,
yellow, orange and turquoise
made me do a double take..
yes, I stopped dead in my tracks,
and low and behold...
there on isle number what-ever it was
were the brightest and boldest,
#1 first sign of spring...
Wal-Mart puts out the flip- flops!
This past Saturday,
the weatherman called for warming temps!
Michael and I got a pretty early jump on the crowds
and headed downtown Portsmouth
for Breakfast at the
as we walked from the parking lot
to the main street ,
that we both
had been showing our wilder sides
while dressing that morning!!
We had come very close to being down right
Michael had donned his "regular" shoes
well, if you had seen me you would
have thought me perverse!!
shoes with absolutely
And even though you could not have told
just by looking ..neither,
let me repeat neither one of us
sported long johns!!!
waiting for a table..
Monday - Friday visit..
its a take a menu
and seat yourself kind of place..
but, on the week-ends
the line is usually out the door
and up the street..
as we waited..
at the table.
"New Hampshire's Finest"
which is a scramble with asparagus and
local goat cheese and toasted homemade bread
(sliced about an inch or so thick!)...
this is absolutely my favorite
although I have ventured out and order other
driving around and running errands..
just spending the day together..
Once we past a bank with the big
sign out front with the time/temp displayed..
next thing you know we will be swimming!!!
The week end was full of outing for everyone..
the spring warmth seemed to get
everyone out and about..
I have received several cute pictures over
cell phones and gotten a few over the web cam..
Take a look below and see
His Baba caught him
applying some of his Mamas
(they see and imitate everything!)
at the big outlet mall
in Washington D.C.
they shopped till he dropped!
instead of at the table...
every Sunday there is a show with lots of cars..
all they do is drive in circles and make loud car noises...
but, to a little guy
(and most of those big guys too)
that's right up there with
drove (by herself)
over for a visit !!!
We are all so proud of her
we could just about
talk to my sister Mary
on the web-cam..
It is really nice to have our morning tea
and get caught up...
even if the biggest news is
what each others cats have done now!
I sure enjoy seeing her as we talk...
sometimes Doyle walks in for a quick "Hello"
It helps knock down some of the old
"home sick blues"
that occasionally try their best
to sneak right on in.
Maybe someday my other sister,
Elizabeth ,will join in on tea time!
With 2 days of warm weather we had
a pretty big Melting...
at one point Sunday morning I
looked out toward the
(have not seen the pond ,itself, since last fall)
and there sticking its frozen looking nose
out of the snow was what
seemed to be a
Could our little frog of the pond have
frozen out there?
Could it be so preserved just in the
cold and snow?
And...just how "big" had it been?
I worried over that frog...
as the day progressed and more snow melted
I saw more of the frog...
Monday morning brought ...
you guessed it.
It snowed all day long..
The afore mentioned "frog"
statue that graced the side of the pond!
it makes it easier to see into the forest
calm and peaceful...
It's not mud...
it makes Chloe real happy...
Monday was her 6th birthday
and that was about the best birthday present
a Great Pyrenees Princess
I spent the last 2 weeks working
on a project that will be sent to
some friends that just had
their second little girl
a couple of months ago.
(I am kind of behind in my projects..)
When, I know they have received it
then I will post pictures ..
afore mentioned project
I snapped this one of the little desk
in the living room..
(Sister had wanted to see it..)
Each day I listen for the
of the telephone..
the ringing of the web cam.
I watch for notes sent by email
all of which help stave off the
Yet, I know the sun will come back to stay
(at least after the muddy season)
and I will be able to drive down the road again..
to see and hug my family!
Michael and I will continue to wait
and watch for