Friday, February 18, 2011

Tantalizing Temperatures

It got up to 11C today with lots of sun. The snow is disappearing from the fields and the laneway is loosing some of its ice. Its really just a taste of spring with more winter weather on the way, but guess what - we dragged out the calendar to start making camping plans :-)

Today's word of the day is mayhem (MAY-hem noun - 1: willful and permanent crippling, mutilation, or disfigurement of any part of the body and especially deprivation of a bodily member ; 2: needless or willful damage or violence). Wow, what can I say? Except for commenting on the Middle East there's nothing I can relate to with this word (thankfully), although sometimes it seems like mayhem here when we are getting ready to go on a camping trip. We end up with piles of stuff on the harvest table, favorite pillows from the bedroom, good coffee maker, clothes, food, computers, anything that doesn't already live in the camper. The dogs jump around and are underfoot with their anticipation. Grace rings her bell and bangs on her cage bars to make sure we don't forget her. I can't wait!

My pleasures today: the sweet, juicy taste of an apple ; feeling the warmth of the sun - is it really only Feb 18? ; thinking about going camping.


in 5 months from now, instead of doing this with water...

he'll be doing this.