We have had some very nice spring-like weather the last few days. I should add except for the wind yesterday. I would have thought a storm was raging outside if I didn't know better. It was a good day for cooking, reading and napping.
~I'm not sure why the wall looks lavender in this photo!~
Last week, I was busy cleaning the house and getting ready for the men who were coming to set up our new TV/Phone/Internet service. I knew they would be all over the house as well as the
basement, and that called for extra cleaning such as moving the heavy entertainment center and computer desk to get to all the dust bunnies hiding behind them.
The basement had been mostly cleaned, but it still needed some touch up cleaning before they arrived. When the telephone guy came, he had to check all the phone wires in the house upstairs and down.
Oh cwap! That meant that he also had to go into the back part of the basement that is a storage area. I'd completely overlooked the fact that the phone wires were in there, too! So, I'm busy apologizing for the boxes he had to maneuver around to get to the wiring that he needed to see. He very nicely assured me that he'd seen much, much worse. Whew! That made me feel a tad bit better. Anyway, they came, they fixed, and all is well.
Some of my plants needed replacing so I got that job done last week, too. I still have a couple of tall stacks of magazines to either throw away or go through and cut out what I want to keep. That is one job that I can do a little at a time.
I adore salads. I also adore the meatloaf and mashed potatoes I fixed for Sunday dinner. Plus another batch of blueberry muffins that are
super yummy. I posted the link to the recipe a couple of blog posts ago.
My dear aunt's salad dressing is a favorite of ours and I keep a jar of it made up in the fridge to put on tossed salad. Above is the recipe that she wrote down and gave to me many years ago. You can see by the stains on the card how old and well used this recipe is!
Last week was a busy one and I didn't do a very good job at keeping up with everyone in blog land. When I did peek at my blog list on my sidebar one day, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Tina, EG Camera Girl, and her husband due to a car wreck. She will be missed.
We get an extra day this month as today is Leap Day. I don't know about you, but I could use some extra days and hours. They are moving by too fast. I know that I talk about that a lot, but it's true. Everyone seems to be talking about it. Back to Leap Day...anyone out there have a birthday today? Do you do anything special for this once-every-4-years day?
The patio was cleaned up last week, too. I'm ready for spring and getting my flower pots on the patio planted and I long to just see some green after a long, brown winter. We worked some at The Project over the weekend and I noticed some tulips and jonquils coming up in the yard there. The bluebirds have begun nesting, too. I love seeing these sweet signs of spring!
Enjoy your extra day this month!