March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring

Today marks another 'first day of Spring.' The long anticipated season is upon me, and it looks as dreary as ever out there! Fifteen millimeters of rain has been forcasted for today. Doesn't look like our poor doggy will get out for a walk today afterall. BUT, tomorrow's forcast looks a lot more promising with mostly sunny weather for me to enjoy and a high temperature of ten degrees! I'm afraid the long-term forcast isn't as wonderful... I see snow is being predicted for later on. Anyhow, enough lamenting about our weather situation.

Today is library day! Usually I take the children to the library on Fridays. For no particular reason, except our books end up being due on Friday's. I have ordered the book The Very Hungry Caterpiller by Eric Carle. If you've never heard of him, (as I hadn't) go to Google's website and read about him. They have honored him, with a special Google logo, as a children's book author and illustrator to commemorate this year's first day of Spring.

Being the first day of Spring, I am also reminded that I should be starting to get serious about a vegetable garden... I have to say I have never felt less motivated! If someone would volunteer to come over and set it up for me, I would be so thankful and I would gladly maintain it and look after it. Somehow planning these sorts of things is so overwhelming, and I feel not worth tackling this year... but I don't want to say, 'maybe next year,' because that's what I have said every year since living at this house with my smallish yard. I have always found something to 'come up' and get in the way. In the meantime, I will continue sprouting. I am very satisfied by these little sprouts that take mere days to produce, without too much effort either. Perhaps I am not cut out for gardening?

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I doubt it's that you're not cut out for gardening. But motivation is an issue. I'd come over and help you do it all, but it costs money to buy everything the first time.

I love the book The Hungry Caterpillar. It was a childhood favourite. I'm so glad you're teaching your kids how great books are!