Monday Ruminations (in other words, some filler)
Let's pretend I went to the Dallas Arboretum this weekend and saw some tulips. Folks have been posting some glimmers of spring flowers. After our snow/icemaggedon week, plants are rather crispy. A walk around the block looks a tad bleak and Ray and I are predicting that folks will lose quite a few shrubs.
Our jasmine is quite crunchy. I just hope that down deep, they didn't freeze and that new greenery is waiting to burst through.
Our live oak tree just announced "I'm done with all of my leaves" and proceeded to do a massive drop. Usually our "fall" is over a few weeks, not in one day. The pile in the driveway was so huge that it drifted. Ray and I used muscles we forgot we had with raking and cleanup. Fortunately, new green leaves seem to be hanging on, so we feel positive about our tree's survival.
I'm very excited that tomorrow (Tuesday) I will get the Johnson & Johnson one shot jab at my local CVS. Same with Ray. We will still continue to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines, but I will feel "safer". Fingers crossed for no reaction.
Today I shall be picking up a new car - yep, Saturday went out to kick some tires. Ended up buying a KICKS (Nissan). They had to find the color I wanted (Metallic red with black trim). Sad to say goodbye to the blue Cruz - she served me well at 100K miles, but it was time - I didn't want to start pouring money into it for the "big" repairs.
And cheers to Sunday patio time with good friends Julie, Linda, and Tom. Linda cooked her yummy Sloppy Joes and we ate outdoors thanks to perfect weather.
Winter fled Texas and we are zooming through spring weather and summer is on the horizon.
Now off to work. Happy Monday and that's it for today's ruminations.