A good day, sort of. In spite of a very sore lower back, many good things happened today! First off, the plum branches I brought indoors on Sunday began to bloom this morning! Lovely! And then our friend Johann arrived to install a new house number sign out front as well as making a simple handrail and step to our mudroom door. Crocuses are appearing all around the yard and to my delight, our Asarum maximum ‘Ling Ling’ plant has begun to bloom again. This was a gift to us shortly after our move here. Last, but not by any means least, DSIL made a pot of chilli for our dinner so I could sit and read to the kids without straining a single muscle. I`m a happy camper!