In terms of weather, everything is misty and mysterious here. I imagine things will clear up in the next few weeks, but it seems such a slow start to spring! Today was nasty and cold, but some pots of bulbs that were planted up late last fall are showing fresh new tips, and that is mighty exciting. Pansies and Violas survive this weather too!
I have not made time to post enough lately. We have been ever so busy! First has been DH’s retirement which officially begins tomorrow. “The last paycheck” he lamented over dinner tonight. We are still working on taxes (both US & Canadian) which are increasingly complex… ugh.
Then there is the end to his involvement in the organization he began over a dozen years ago to bring attention to the aggregate situation in Ontario (sand, stone and gravel). It is a difficult break. The letters from friends have been so touching….
Our “children” progress with their independence and pursuit of happiness. Our son has been attending conferences on laptop education and has been traveling through Italy, England, France….and onwards to Nepal. Communication is scant, and Mama always worries. Photos on Flikr are amazing though! How many can you stand?
Our daughter’s move to BC has been exciting and complicated…but the children have been happy throughout, which is a blessing. They helped select their new home, and so knew what to expect. This coming weekend they should be moving in…and then repairs to the place begin in earnest. In the meantime they have visited playgrounds, checked out their new property with the magic playhouse and barn, been to the beach, bathed outdoors…all wonderful adventures.
Checking out the loft of the barn Then inspecting an old bird nest. Very soon my husband travels to visit them in BC. Our son-in-law begins his new job soon, which will keep him on the ocean for 2 weeks each month. Then a week later I leave to join them too. We are timing our visits to help out with the grandchildren during DSIL’s absence, though we will get to visit a few days with him.
And when we return to Ontario, we expect that gardening season will begin immediately, starting with the vegetable garden. Do you think summer will happen this year? 😉