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Monday, March 23, 2009

I Saw It, I Really Did

On our walk Mippy and I saw the green leaves on the tree just beginning. We really did! So, even if it does snow, it will be the heavy, wet snow that melts within hours, right?
I cooked Sunday dinner and Peg came and brought the flowers. I love fresh flowers and so does Ava. She eats the greenery, sometimes knocking them over in her excitement. And speaking of Ava, Flurrie came for a play date yesterday while we had dinner. Flurrie was in her cage as Ava hissed at her, hair on end on her tail. We waited a few minutes and opened the door to her cage. They avoided each other and when they met by mistake, there was some hissing and then running from each other. However, but the end of the evening they met on the stairs and really began to sound like they were going to fight. So much for Ava's hospitality. I thought I taught her better than that!
Monkeyboy, Peg and I are among a small group going to see Springsteen, so of course, that was a topic of conversation. And it was great cooking for everyone again. I love to cook, just don't do too much of it.
My tulips are coming up in the garden, just in time for the small herd of deer that travel the neighborhood. I haven't seen them in some time, but Skipper and Ginger have, and I believe it is the same group. Am wondering if there will be babies this year. Should be with all the nourishment they got from my garden. Plus, there was a buck traveling with them for awile.
We talked about sports at dinner last night. Monkeyboy is very much into sports and Bean seems to becoming interested in lacrosse now also. Peg's son was into baseball big time. I never went in for sports, but I love to watch them. Pitt made it to the next level in the NCAA tourney. I read once where boys' popularity is often defined by sports. Hmmmm, wonder if that's true.
It was a lovely weekend here. I could never live in an area where we did not have the change of seasons. I complain about extremes in temperature, but this time of the year when things are getting green and flowers begin to bloom is the best! Happy Spring!!!

16 comments:

Cathy said...

I have tulips coming up in my yard and hopefully no deer! I love to cook also, always trying to find new ways to entice the kids into eating healthy. You have quite the city of sports teams, Mia. Good luck to Pitt.

Jen said...

Our trees are starting to bloom here, too, Mia. I am not much into basketball, and I am sick of it pre-empting my shows! I don't understand the brackets, and I don't want to. My husband sits by the television with pen in hand keeping all these scores. I just don't understand, men running from one end to the other, throwing the ball and then running to the other end. I'll just watch the trees and flowers appear, much more fun.

Ben said...

Awww, Jen, March madness is great! Following the brackets, keeping score, counting the points. Much better than watching flowers grow! Pitt has their work cut out for them on Thursday. Let's hope they come through. And I agree, Mia, who wants to live where the weather is always warm? Not me!

Ellizabeth said...

Mia, I thought you forgot about us. We need more posts! It is rainy and cold here, but I know spring can't be far behind. My parents live in FL, a nice place to visit, but not somewhere that I would want to live.

Bill said...

Sports are good for kids, keeps them moving and away from the television. Both our son and daughter are involved, my son in baseball and football and our daughter in softball. They love it and they are fun to watch. I would hope that all kids are more valued than just the spoets they play in. I am following the brackets, also, and my wife is not too pleased either!

twigs said...

I have started seedlings and I can't wait to play in the dirt! I have a veggie garden and flower garden. And we don't have deer, but we do have lots of rabbits! Fortunately, a low fence keeps them out for the most part.

Lori said...

I love to cook also. Especially in bad weather when you can't be outside. We were in an eat out mode a year or so ago, but we decided to cut back and I can't believe how much we were spending. It is a challange to cook different things, but it helps the budget a lot! Men seem to gravitate to sports, not that I don't like watching them, but I agree, my husband is glued to the tv for this March Madness thing. Guess I'll root for Pitt. Go Pitt!

Tim said...

How can anyone not like these tournaments? Watching the games, filling in the brackets. What could be better?

SassySam said...

Shopping, that's what could be better, Tim. Missing your posts mia, and I love the flowers!

SocialWorker2 said...

I have heard that also, Mia, that sports define popularity, particularly in junior high and high school. I was a swimmer in high school. Still swim at the rec center here in town three or four times a week. Great stress buster! I think spring is here, and even if it isn't, I'm going to pretend it is.

Another Original by Tamara said...

Ahh, and what would the cheerleader do without sports? My tulips have been munched on already but I have lots of lovely daffodils just waiting for the right moment to bloom. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Cathy was working the soil, Twigs planting seedlings, March Madness. It must be spring. Happy spring!

Anonymous said...

I think it is easier to buy flowers. I'm not much for basketball, but it does seem to be on everyone's mind.

Angela said...

It is raining here, and it sounds nice hitting the windows. It is spring.

Simply Kitty said...

The best things in life are free. Or they are a gift.

ginger said...

Basketball is one of the sports I only watch when a home team is in the thick of it. The same with hockey. Don't know all the rules of hockey so it's not so interesting to me. I played basketball in high school but the girls ball was played much differently than now.
So now, I like football the best but will watch golf and love the olympics, summer or winter.
Right now, I play volleyball every Thursday night with a group of ladies and it keeps us moving.

Skipper found some bulbs he pulled out last winter and stored in the garage. Well, they started to grow on their own so I guess it is Spring!