Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy May Day

I wish these pretty flowers were from my yarden this year already,
but since we still have a wee bit of snow in some of the shady areas, it's not
even likely any time soon.

The grass is starting to green up, and the trees are budding.
the birds are busy with nest building so we know
it won't be too much longer.

My wrist and elbow are healing, a bit too slow for my taste, then I remind myself that
as long as I'm still healing I get to be off work.
yup, that helps! 
This past weekend we trimmed our bridal wreath hedge WAY WAAAY back
to encourage some new healthy growth, and we raked and raked the yard.
and of course by WE I mean the big guy did 99.99% of the work.
I discovered rather quickly that one armed raking is not comfortable.  My back began explaining
this to me by the next morning.
But I am nothing if not supportive.
I can hold tarps, fetch tools, make dinners, make tea and bring ibuprofen for his aching back!
I'll attempt some one handed picture taking soon. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A big fat thumbs up

A big fat thumbs up for recovery.
My thumb is so swollen it only goes up!  hopefully soon I'll be able to bend it again.
This was 2 days after surgery.  I got most of the Ooompa Loompa color rubbed off, most of it
 Here we go, Doesn't look too bad, though I do seem to be the queen of bruises this year.
In February I slipped and tore my hamstring, and the entire back of my right leg was black and blue.
I'm learning to type one handed... spell check and the arrow keys are my best friends!
I won't mention how long this one weeney post took me.
Meanwhile, waiting for spring & the swelling to go down & missing my sewing and crafting!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Busy times

These were taken two weeks ago at St Anthony's.
Just look at all that snow.

I hiked back to the woods and down to the grotto.
I did get stuck in the snow several times.  But I think I had it better than the deer whose
tracks I saw.  Their tiny little hooves went all the way down to the ground, and the snow was a good 3 feet deep in many places.

How ethereal Mary looks.
 I always want to wrap her in a blanket when I come here with snow all around.
This is a pond made by damming up the little stream that goes down to the Rib River.
It's a bit hard to see, but those are deer tracks leading out to a little open area for drinking.
There are other animal tracks following the deer there.

I didn't take many pictures of Easter, darn it.  I meant to because Miss V and I had
lots of fun fixing and decorating.

But here is a picture of last years deviled chick eggs.

I do think spring is on the way.  I'm going to be so confident in this fact that I'm putting my winter coats... well not actually away, but at least BEHIND the spring jackets.