Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March(ing) On

I cannot believe how much time goes by between posts these days.  I just finished up the first term of the second semester, and everything is still going smoothly.  There are only three weeks to go until spring break, and time always seems to accelerate after that.  I don't plan to go out of town this year, but instead, hope to work in my yard again, just like last year.  I need to power wash the house, but will only do that if it's warm enough.  We had a terrific wind storm a few weekends ago, and I lost a lot of shingles off of the roof of the garage; I know I need to have it fixed, but I'm not sure how I'm going to afford it, so my plan so far has been avoidance.  I have applied to teach some summer school sessions, but I won't find out if I get a position until June, and even if I do, it won't be enough money.  Time to worry about that later.  For now, there are flowers.
My knit girls (Lori, Kristin, and Melissa) and I went to the Outer Banks the last weekend of February as a gift to ourselves;  we spent some time outlet shopping, knitting, eating, and walking on the beach, because despite the season, we got really lucky with the weather.  It was actually in the seventies and gorgeous.  Needless to say, we had a wonderful time.
This sign was in the bathroom of a restaurant called, "I've Got Your Crabs," and I thought it was hilarious.
Because I now post so infrequently, I'd feel guilty posting without a picture of Gracie, so here's a cute one:
 Hoping you all are healthy and finding ways to feel joyful as we head into spring.  Peace to us all.


  1. That is a great sign!
    Avoidance is my favorite way to deal with house expenses. I know I'm lucky now to have Keith, who is pretty handy. But for 13 years, I had to write a check for every repair. My sympathies.
    Is there really a chance you won't get a summer school job? Here, there is always a shortage of summer school teachers.
    Gracie is darling, as always!

  2. Enjoy your beautiful Spring! We are still in snow and 30s. As usual. Thank you for the lovely pics--something to look forward to.

  3. Your flowers are beautiful! Our crocuses ae blooming and daffodils are budded, but of course we had more snow this week. Your weekend in NC sounds perfect! Nothing better than a girl get-away weekend.

    Sympathies on your needed house repairs. Our last water bill shot up to 3 times what we normally pay -- Fletch discovered the shut of valve for one of our outside faucets broke and then the faucet outside developed a crack and water was streaming out! The plumber came on Tuesday. Not happy to pay his bill...but better than paying month-after-month of very high water bills. It never ends....

    Thanks for the Gracie shot - she is a darling!

  4. Will your homeowner's insurance cover the damage to the roof on your garage? My insurance company replaced my roof due to hail damage so I though I would mention it. It was certainly damage that you had no control over.