On Friday as I walked home from work, the tree branches caught my eye. I thought I had seen a touch of green or something, out of the corner of my eye, but when I looked closer they seemed as bare as ever. Yesterday I didn’t really look or notice anything. But today, the trees are all budding! Our flowering cherry already has leaves, the silly thing. It’s too early, of course, but I can’t blame the trees, we’ve had a good week or more of warm, lovely weather. Even the nights have been warm. it’s so strange (but wonderful) to sleep with the windows wide open.
The kids returned last night from their trip to visit their grandparents (their dad’s parents). They had a nice time in Florida and enjoyed themselves. I enjoyed having some time to myself this past week, but it was good to have them home. Today we had a wonderful family day. with waffles for breakfast. Then we sat around and talked and caught each other up on things. For lunch we actually cooked burgers on the grill, followed by strawberry glacee pie for Jacob’s belated birthday. This afternoon Madeline and I took a bike ride and Jacob joined us on his push-scooter. We all felt out of shape (first bike ride of the year!) but we enjoyed ourselves.
In a little while Jacob heads back to college and we probably won’t see him until Easter. Madeline and I head back to our busy regular lives. I wish we’d had a little more time together but we certainly made the most of what we had.