Do you think it's weird if the temperature in February in Ohio is 74de? Well, this has been a record breaking week for temps. In the high 60's and then 74 yesterday. My trees, lilacs, day lilies and many other plants are thinking it's April. Weird!
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The weekend we had was nothing more than absolutely astounding. Why? Well, the weather has turned to Spring awfully early. I'm betting we hit 65de on Saturday and about the same today. The sun was shining bright and I took my Sunday school class outside for our lesson. We sat in the sun and had a fun time as well as getting the lesson done. Love those kiddos! Yesterday we went to watch our Granddaughter, Lexi, in her first gymnastics competition. She did great! 3 first place, and 2 second place ribbons. She was one happy girl!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Today we gathered to witness our oldest son, Jack, marry his sweetheart, Evelyn, in a small, simple, but lovely ceremony. It's a second marriage for them and they are combining their families, Jack's 4 kiddos (Driana, Summer, Anthony, Cameron) with Evelyn's 2 kiddos, (Samantha, Megan). I wanted to sing the Brady Bunch song! I got teary eyed as I tried to also take photos for them. Hey, he's still my baby no matter the age, right?! I know they will be very happy together and have much to look forward to in the future. Congratulations Jack and Evelyn!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm posting late but wanted to get one in since this will be a 2 part post. It will make more sense after tomorrow, trust me! Maybe Happy VD isn't a great header but I'm tired so forgive me! I hope your day was full of hearts, love, maybe flowers and candy or gifts. Here's how we did the day here at the Pines. It started very romantic...we both went to work. Gotta love that! We did see a cat hiding in the garage before we left. Don't know where it came from but it had moved on by the time Jack came home for lunch. Yes, excitement at every turn! Jack works late on Tuesdays but I had a special dinner planned and knew he would be excited to get home ASAP. Our son Phil and his girls stopped by to get some Valentine fun I had for them. They didn't stay for dinner since Phil was planning one for them at their house. So here's the menu we enjoyed...grilled burgers, fries, and I had made a special dark chocolate raspberry tart for dessert. But hubby knows how to spice things up and had stopped and picked up some delish chocolate milkshakes! That made the meal perfect! Not extremely healthy, but yummy!
Thursday, February 9, 2017
In Ohio if you blink the weather will change immediately. If you read my previous post you know we had a lovely, warm, springlike day on Monday. Tuesday was also warm but raining. I was on call and when I got called in around 4am on Wednesday it was still warm...about 46de. When I got home from work 12hrs later the temps had dropped and the snow was flying. I had only put on a light rain coat early in the morning not realizing we were in for a bit of a change. Blink, Blink!
We ended up with about 3-4inches of the white stuff and driving into work this morning had it's challenges. The streets hadn't been touched by the plows. But we're used to this kind of weather this time of year. Never the less, I might just do some blinking and see if a warm front will move in!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
To say we're having an usual Winter would be an understatement. I know we have about 6 weeks to go until Spring is officially here, but when the temps are in the upper 50's and the sun is shining it's hard to not think it's arrived. Yesterday was the perfect day to get Chubbs out for a nice walk away from the Pines. Usually we head to the cemetery because it's a good place to walk but we did a little change of scenery. We went to a spot called "Freer Field". It's located near the hospital. It's the spot for the annual Balloon Fest held every Summer at the end of June and ties in with our July 4th festivities. I'm not sure how many acres are involved but a paved path was put in that goes around the field and into a nearby woods. Lots of dog walkers, bicycle riders and families take advantage of it's easy walking paths.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Hello February, you short month. This Winter is a bit of a replay of last year. Mild temps off and on and not a ton of snow. I know I might have just jinxed myself by writing this since yesterday we had the first sunny day in weeks just so the stupid groundhog would actually see a shadow and predict 6 more weeks of Winter.