Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Harapa Park is around the corner from my street and the magnolia is in full bloom.
School is off and a mother sits beneath the tree as her two children run about through the park.
Compare these flowers to ....
This magnolia on the other side of the intersection.
Now, there is a fine job of pruning ... just at the wrong time of year!
the Japanese Photinia is turning the hedges into a giant blush.
So, this is mid-week of my "spring break".
But ... not the kind of break I was looking forward to....
Sunday ended with a sore throat.
Monday morning rice delivery went on in the pouring rain that was so blustery that an umbrella was useless.
Then the day was followed by a drippy faucet in place of my nose
Tuesday was a headache and fever and sneezing.
Norie and Leia came by in the afternoon and left me with a big pot of chicken soup with rice.
Today I woke up with a cough. I have activities scheduled for tomorrow and Friday so I am sitting here working on a quilt and sipping my soup.
I decided to put together an I-Spy quilt for the new associate pastor's family. They have two young sons and a new baby is expected next month. I think it would be fun to have something the older boys can enjoy and it can be tossed over any sleeping kid.
Quilts for the teachers can be put off for a bit.
I have no shortage of scraps that will work.
So ..... though it is not the spring break I would have chosen, I am hoping at its end, I will have gotten use of the "down-time".
and the promise to return for some spring cookie factory
using some lovely sprinkles sent from her aunt in Boston.
Always something to look forward to ... even if it doesn't end up as planned.