Two and a half days of driving, one day of unloading and putting everything away, a day of washing and cleaning, and we’re almost back to normal. In case you’re wondering, normal is a lot more work than just going on adventures with friends. 🙂
So, how did we know when we arrived back in New England? We stopped at a Massachusetts Gulf Station/Dunkin Donut Shop for coffee. I opened the door, and every employee and customer was belting out Sweet Caroline. I probably stood there with the door open for a minute because I could hardly believe it, and then I just had to chuckle – only in Red Sox Nation.
It’s the second of April and what do I see when I look around outside? There are some snow banks, some bare ground, and a lot of branches of every size down. What’s my first gardening chore going to be – picking up branches and sticks. The second will be rebuilding our new raspberry support because the neighbor’s downed branches destroyed it.
I’ve been looking outside and contemplating how many days it will take to pick all the branches up while I’m finishing my granddaughter’s quilt so it can go to the long-arm quilter. The top was completed in SC, and now I’m putting together the back.
So, as I’m ironing the quilt back, I look out and see a neighbor across the street. I can’t figure out what he is doing, and then I notice – he’s raking his snow. I guess he’s trying to spread it out so it melts quicker, but even I wouldn’t rake snow. Shovel it off my plants – yes. Rake it off the yard – heck no, reminds me too much of fall chores which I dread. 🙂
Wishing you a lovely first week in April. We’re looking at temps in the 30’s and four out of five days of rain and snow showers. Here’s hoping April showers bring May flowers. 🌷