2. Traveled to Ponca City the other day to visit a lovely little book/gift shop with friends. What fun! I picked up a copy of Hamilton, the biography that lead to the creation of the current Broadway musical of the same name, which is breaking all kinds of records. I am hooked on the songs, thanks to my Abbey.
3. MRI was clear. No more memory lapses of late. I have designated a 'spot' for my keys and they reside there or in the purse. Period. I have signed up at the YMCA and am heading west today to pick up my suit and shorts from the cabin on the lake.
4. Yesterday I went for a long walk in the woods along the creek. The beavers are back. Drat. They and the floods of last spring have down several trees. I need to wrap the Grandfather Cottonwoods with wire, as I did in my
5. The widows group continues to meet once a month and this is a rough three months, right here in the darkest part of the winter. Lots of anniversaries are happening. I have invited an old friend to join us next time. I had lost contact with her and rediscovered her, only to find that she too is now alone. Mysterious ways indeed.
6. I ventured too near the edge of the genealogy research swirl and got sucked inside, this week. I did manage to make a couple of discoveries and traced one branch clear back to 1550, thanks to the hard work of others on the web. William Bennett of Sedgley,
7. Now that I'm used to the ramp and gardens in front of the house, I find that they make me very, very happy.
8. This is my new lighted tree. Have I shown you this already? I love it. During Christmas it was hung
9. Yesterday I took down and put away the snow village and the nativity. The golden angels are gone from the high shelf, and the marble and game piece collections are back on display along with some very cute felt, winter birds in stocking caps. Thanks,
10. My darling little purple Violas have continued to bloom all winter, despite the near zero temps. How in the world do they do that? It will soon be time for spring bulbs to push up through the mulch and I can't wait to see how the front terraces look when the tulips and daffodils we planted begin to emerge. We planted in clumps and I am hoping they will look like these at Hafer Park in Edmond. Look closely and you will see Jingleboy in this cute shot.
The Pumpkins are "going back to the earth" out there now, slumped into themselves in wrinkled, orange heaps. I will dig them in a bit and hope they turn into vines this summer. It could happen...or not. They might be a great ground cover and then surprise us with pumpkins for Halloween next Fall. That's me, being optimistic.
That's the news from Pleasant Valley. Thought for the day:
Everything is constantly evolving. To try to reclaim past methods is irrational thinking. Look ahead to what could be.