The current rhythm for the universe is swinging into spring. What a joy it was to wake up this morning and see the nice, warm sunshine. Even though it has not been that tough of a winter, it's still great to see green grass and plants starting to appear. I do have several plants (that I transplanted form a different property) that I don't like to see. They are called Naked Ladies and they are the ugliest darn things. I tried mowing some off last year, but that didn't stop them.
We only got huge amounts of snow a couple of times this past winter, but then it was so cold, it was impossible to make snowmen and snow forts. There was such a hard crust on top, it was almost impossible to chip through it.. When I walked across the backyard, I had to kick my heels in to get a grip so I wouldn't sliiiiiide down the hill.
Since Al has always liked to make snowmen, I had given him a snowman kit which consisted of the plastic "coal" for eyes and buttons, a carrot nose, and some other things. What I really wanted for him was a top hat. I knew that even if I found an old real top hat, that the snow would probably ruin it. Yesterday, I went into my beloved Goodwill and found an oversized, shiny black, heavy plastic TOP HAT! It will be perfect for Alec's snowmen - - - next winter. I realize that I will have to store the darn thing for several months, but at leaswt we have it to make his future snowmen look great with the hat and coal eyes, buttons and carrot nose.
Hope everyone's Easter celebrations went well. We had Jen, Alec, Cate, and Abby over on Saturday and had a big meal. It went well, except for my homemade noodles. Wow, I rarely have a batch that fails, but this time they weren't so good. Rats! Before Easter, I was shopping with Nina and spotted those Easter Peeps. You know what I'm talking about - - - those marshmallow chicks and bunnies that are coated with pink or yellow sugar crystals. Nina thought they looked disgusting. I didn't buy any, but I wish I had. That was one of the highlights of my childhood Easter baskets.. Sister Sandy says that they always tasted like eating sand. It must be a sensory thing with her. I liked the crunchy crust before hitting the marshmallow. Oh, well, to each his own. I guess I'm the only one that likes Peeps.
Growing up, our Easter baskets were always such a treat. Mother always set four baskets at the bottom of the stairs for us four little girls to find Easter morning. (she did the same thing with four little heart-shaped boxes of chocolates on Valentine's day). The unique joy of having your own basket was that you didn't have to share. You could eat everything all at once (groan) or pace yourself and make it last a long time. We also had a egg hunt in our big yard. For some reason, we always remember the weather being nice and warm on all those Easter Sundays. What wonderful memories.
I saw an interesting infomercial concerning wrinkles. Lovely Jane Seymour was selling something called Crepe Eraser. Evidently, it is a cream that moisturizes and, well, erases crepey-looking skin. Since Jane is my age, but looks about 29, I say "Sign me up for a couple of gallons of that stuff!". It probably wouldn't work on me. Remember, I'm the one that uses Almay make-up and I don't end up looking a bit like Carrie Underwood.
I finally got through watching all six seasons of Gossip Girl on Netflex. Wow, was I surprised to see who ended up being G.G. If you haven't see this show and plan to, would ya like me to tell ya who it was???? Huh? Huh? Huh? Nope, I won't do that. I made Nina and Jenna keep silent about that until I got to see it myself.
Well, I think I will stop now. Perhaps I will run into Wally World and see if they have any shopping carts filled with clearance Easter goodies. Maybe, just maybe, I may run into a slightly stale package of PEEPS!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL