Saturday, and another blah weather day: windy; grey; chilly. But, the grass is getting green, and the perennials are starting to peak above the dirt and push aside last year's sodden leaves. I did the first bit of gardening today. Yeah! The beast that is the snow is cornered into individual, dirt covered piles in the shadows, no longer the ominous monster of March.
Yet, I So want to get out of here! Is it the inevitable feeling of Spring to feel the restless yearning for new sights, smells and tastes? Darn the terrible economy! Though many are far worse of than we are, still travel is just not a smart choice right now. But, I want to see the ocean. The coast is only an hour and half drive from here, and all I have to do is hop into the car. Yet, the idea of grey ocean smashing against grey rocks in the wind and chill is just not inspiring me. We have a plan, though. If the sun comes out next weekend, it will warm things up. John and I plan to take a drive, maybe to Cape Cod. We just have to find a dog friendly B&B. Last November we took a spur of the moment trip to Nantucket and found a charming B&B that accepted dogs, even though the owner nearly had a heart attack when she heard we had 3, AND that they were each about 70 lbs!
Well, since the outside was not inviting today, I had to cook some comfort food. First was chocolate frosted Toll House cookie bars, and then some homemade macaroni and cheese with cauliflower, right out of a recent issue of Real Simple Magazine. So, I'm raising my glass to today - Cheers! While we still wait patiently for warm weather and sun on our skin, life is nonetheless joyful. Me and all of my loved ones are healthy and happy, and I am fortunate enough to have plenty of good food for my tummy.
This is nothing to do with today. This photo was stored right next to the one above on my computer, and it made me smile and miss my girls.