I put “late April” in the title of this post to remind myself it really is still April. While parts of the country saw snow (if that’s you, I’m so sorry!), we saw abundant sunshine and felt what might’ve been the last of the 40-some degree mornings. Here’s the whole story –
Friday night was our typical dinner
and the last three episodes of the latest season of Bosch (we tried to go slow, but our willpower ran out big time after that second episode … I even stayed awake til nearly 10pm to see the end!) This season might be one of my favorites so far and I highly recommend it!
Saturday morning was spectacular (I noted “45 degrees and clear” in my journal at 6:45am). I walked down to the lake for the first time in ages and was treated to a spectacular view.
On the way home, I climbed back up the bank to see those rhododendrons up close. I do love the rain-washed blooms, but honestly, sun-washed wins in my book every time.
Much of Saturday was spent knitting with friends … via FaceTime with Diane and then in real life with Deena. Screen Door saw lots of love through all of it!
Saturday evening Marc and I visited with neighbors, gathered on a patio and enjoying a fire. Considering that this neighborhood is only 17 houses … we’re remarkably different in lots of ways. tastes in music and food, family situations, religion … but we found common ground and had a lot of fun (and stayed out way past our bedtime … which every now and then, is a good thing to do!)
Sunday dawned a little cloudy and a lot warmer (59 degrees), but my walk was still beautiful. I saw the first of these irises last weekend and was happy to see a few blooms still holding on.
The best part about Sunday – by far! – was confirmation. Of course I didn’t have to stand up in front of the congregation (well, except to give out the shawls our Prayer Shawl Ministry knitted and crocheted – and I had help!), but my whole heart was up there with them, especially Catherine. and I am so grateful to her mom for this photo (and for allowing me to share it with y’all).
I’m still basking in the All of it.
Spending the afternoon on the porch, with my knitting and a few podcasts was perfect.
I also enjoyed FaceTime calls with both girls. but no nap. so last night was an early one. which worked out fine … because this morning was an early one, too.
What special sign(s) of spring did you see this weekend?
Here’s to a wonderful week!