It has been such a beautiful week so far. For a few reasons. It is Spring Break here in Southern Illinois and the weather has been gorgeous however it is supposed to change tonight and turn cool and rainy again.
But that's alright it's been fun having the girls around all week and I've even had a couple of nights to myself. I have recently started riding my stationary bike again. Everyday. I am up to five miles in about 33 minutes. Not too bad considering I haven't had any exercise other than cleaning house all winter!
Riding a bike is the only exercise that I can do that doesn't hurt my knees. I am already feeling more toned.
I also didn't have to clean house or babysit this week. Both were canceled and it was nice having the freedom to do what I wanted to around my own house.
I went to church and got some work done in the office on Monday. Saturday we are having a baby shower for my Daughter-in-laws sister and I will finish up my work while they are decorating.
So with the bit of free time that I've had I did a bit of cleaning up in my yard.
I'm telling you I was amazed by all of the plants that are greening and blooming. Even some unwanted plants!! Look what I found.....
Yes indeedy my friends, even the weeds are popping up all over!!
The Lambs Ear that was given to me by my mom the summer before she passed away is looking good.
Please excuse my weeds in these photos. I'm just not ready for them yet so I am ignoring them. At least until April!!
The next two photos show two of the Hostas that are poking through.
You may have to look closely to see them.
The Clematis are starting to show their leaves, my Rose bush is completely green. The Dianthus leaves are showing as are the Stonecrop. Also my Hollyhocks ....
And the Azaleas....
The Easter Lilies are poking through the ground and the Hyacinths are blooming....
There are even more than I've posted that are trying to bloom. It truly amazes me how fast things change in the springtime here.
Today it was 75 and sunny, tomorrow it's supposed to be 46 and rainy! Change. There's a lot of that in the springtime.
I'm feeling very good about the progress that I've made in the back and front yard. I don't think I'll be doing much more raking for a little while because of the cool temps and rain but I am satisfied for now!
I have a couple of little painting projects lined up just for the days I can't be outside. My husband and I have so much work yet to do. We're planning on putting up a new fence sometime soon. This should prove very interesting as he's only been getting about three days home a month!
He doesn't have any vacation time coming until August that is if he doesn't decide to quit first! Only time will tell and time flies so I'm sure we'll know soon enough.
Life seems to be full of surprises so I'm just going with the flow don't ya know!!
I hope that you are enjoying your spring wherever you are.