Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Tomorrow is the first of March but it's been very spring like around here, despite my Let It Snow garden flag peeking through the fence.  (I really need to take that down.)
Although it may look a bit scruffy, the flowers are cheerful to see when I leave in the morning.
I really need to start showing the yard some attention soon.  It's been challenging though, as I've been going by the rehab center to visit my dad after work every day, or I've been checking on my mom, who developed a case of bronchitis at the same time.  My sister and I have tried to tag team what needs doing, but I'm getting tired.
I haven't been on the beach since last Saturday, when I took these photos.
But I am going to head south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, right after work, for the Tidewater Knitting Guild Yarn Retreat weekend.  My dad goes home tomorrow, and if something should come up while I'm gone, I can be home in less than 90 minutes.  After the past two weeks, I need the rest.
My new semester has been going very well.  The first term is already coming to an end and I'm really pleased with the size of my classes, the students' behavior, and the new ideas I've incorporated into my lessons.  I'm sure it helps that I'm in a much better place, emotionally, than I was in August.  
I'll be sure to post photos of the weekend shenanigans early next week.  The weather is supposed to be sunny and mild, so I'm planning to catch up on my beach walking as well as my knitting.  I got a lot of knitting done on my Mary Rebecca sweater while I was waiting around the hospital, but not so much since then, so I'm looking forward to getting back to that as well.  Hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend planned too!


  1. Have a great weekend Rose. You deserve every precious moment.

  2. Oh your flowers look so lovely! The paler daffodils with the orange centers are my favorites. Enjoy your weekend away - I'm sure it will be wonderful. I'm looking forward to getting down to Norfolk in May, but only for a quick weekend to attend a wedding.

    1. You should let me know if you have time for a coffee! I'd love to meet up!

    2. I had been thinking that...but we will drive down on a Friday, the wedding is Saturday out in Suffolk, then driving home Sunday...but we will get down again for a longer visit, and then (hopefully) we can meet up!

  3. I'll be Williamsburg the weekend of March 10 for my brother's wedding. Don't know if there will be any free moments or not. Are you around that weekend?