We are home! I am happily home. The trip was wonderful – there will probably be more on that as time goes by – but it is good to be home.
And when I was gone, this innocent litte creature
They found their way to the shelves on which the baskets and bins of yarn live. Many times, until the friends who came to make sure they had food and water grew weary of picking up yarn – which I can understand completely.
They obviously also spent some time racing about and wrestling on the beds and the Bailey blanket that is in front of the TV. Amazingly they did not tear apart my current knitting project, despite the fact that I forgot to put it away. Their only comment in response to my question to them – after I got over the laughter that engulfed me when I walked in – was “Yes? What? Do you have a problem?”
But I also came home to this:
And signs of spring all over outside. Daffodils popping up everywhere, the earliest of which have buds showing yellow. Crocus and primrose in bloom, tulips, daylilies and iris pushing up their spring green stalks. Time to get out there and start cleaning out flowerbeds, early this year. And I have not yet finished my inside spring cleaning! Oh well, choices will be made, and during the warmest parts of the days coming I believe the choices will lean in favor of venturing outside. Because there is that ever-present chance that spring will depart again for awhile. There are always those March, April and May snow chances.
In the meantime, I revel in the springiness of the world outside my windows and the pleasure of being – just being, as well as being home.