Today the forecast high is 13C (55F) with rain showers. I expect that much of the snow that remains will be gone by this time tomorrow.
We're still weeks away from being able to do any planting as we can still get frost at night. But just being able to go outside in the fresh air is a real treat!
I had a short week at work, Thursday was my annual "me day", and Friday was my earned day off. I love long weekends! On Thursday I got some shopping done for my cruise (just 3 weeks away), visited my financial advisor, and had a relaxing evening at home. Yesterday, was the start of spring cleaning and getting my house in order. If you're like me and tend to put off the chores...watch a couple of episodes of Hoarding, Buried alive before you start. While my house looks pristine in comparison, the show is a great impetus to get rid of any clutter.
My closet and dresser have been cleared out of old, ratty clothing and items I won't even wear again. I also went through the front hall closet, and rid myself of several coats. The pieces that are still in decent shape will be donated to Community living, everything else went in the bin. I got the laundry done, vacuumed the stairs, and scrubbed the kitchen cabinets. There is still so much to be done....sigh.
By mid-afternoon I was tired of housework and decided to enjoy the sunshine. I grabbed my camera and went for a walk.
The neighbor's children had built a snowman the day before. I love the colorful scarf!
I decided to walk to the park I visited last week.
The stream wasn't as full as it was the week before, and the water was looking very muddy.
There was lots of water though, and the path was covered in several spots. I was thinking ahead for a change and was wearing my rubber boots, so I kept my feet dry.
I spooked the robin but the magpie just stayed where it was. I love the shot of the robin in mid-air. I had no idea that their red breast carried into their wings.
There were lots of people out on the path, walkers like myself, runners, and even bicycles. It will be an even nicer walk when things start turning green. To think I've lived here for nearly five years and had never visited it before.
Speaking of procrastination, the floors are apparently not going to vacuum or wash themselves so I'd best get at it. I'm also planning to make banana bread and a pot of potato and leek soup, and maybe a quinoa salad....before the Men's World curling starts later today.
Have a great weekend everyone!