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Spring Has Sprung

Finally! The weather is spring-like here in Minnesota.  Never mind that it’s been 2 months since spring started.

I felt energized today working outside re-planting ferns. It’s hard to believe I worked 3.5 hours — and that with a bum right hand. (The soft cast I’m wearing to help with the sprain seems to be working wonders so I’m planning on keeping it on for a week or so. It’s called a Futuro For Her — I didn’t even know women’s wrists were that much different from men’s – did you?)

The tulips (so far) have not been eaten by the deer and look absolutely beautiful. I don’t know what type they are but they are gorgeous.

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

I’ve also found a young man who is able to come help me pull weeds and clean up our yard. Yea! I’m so excited for that to happen as the garlic mustard plant is starting to grow aggressively in parts of the yard.

Today I went to a home owner’s association meeting and met a neighbor who is offering me some plants from her yard — I just need to go and dig them up.

Two things have made a big difference in my attitude — the weather and my hand starting to feel better. Thank you God for both!

Walking home from the neighbors house I listened to the birds chirping in our wooded neighborhood. I “saw” stillness. Suddenly my mind started “humming” the song called “Country Roads” by John Denver.

Country Road

Country Road

This place really is beautiful — sometimes. I will miss it when we decide it’s time to move on but hopefully we’ll find another place that has the quiet solitude that is so important for the heart to have.

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