I love my pets:) Spock is right now sitting on the back of the green couch across from me, dozing regally. Sadie is curled beside me, luxuriating in the warmth from my legs that makes her conk out. Spock has been greatly helping us de-clutter the house lately (yeah, the de-clutter queen apparently has met her match). He recently realized he has the ability to jump on high pieces of furniture, such as bookshelves, kitchen counters, cabinets, and refrigerators. I assume this is his way of telling us we have too many pretty things (by knocking them from great heights and breaking them naturally). Now our house has fewer items in it, greatly pleasing our cat.
It's been raining all day. Sometimes very fast and hard, mostly steady-straight-down-hard-working rain. Such a change of pace to see rain on a bright green lawn and to hear thunder. It has been fairly warm here for a month yet I still cannot stop myself from thinking it will end soon, that winter will be any moment. Actually, winter will be back tomorrow and Tuesday but that's okay. I'll cover my little Japanese Maple and maybe a few plants with old sheets and pillowcases and then we'll return to growing green on Wednesday. I'm planning on borrowing my mom's rototiller when we go to her house for Easter so I can till in some compost and fertilizer to my vegetable garden. J says w/the size of my garden, I don't have to worry about letting the carbon trapped in the soil out. Still, maybe someday I'll be a no till lady:) No letting that bad trapped carbon out to our world!! Stay in the soil!!!
My sister-in-law got engaged yesterday! How exciting for her!!! I haven't actually talked to her about it (facebook doesn't count!) but according to the fam, she's very happy! She and her fiance have been together for a few years and really seem to have a wonderful connection and love. Wedding won't be for a year or two since she wants to finish college first but hopefully I'll be able to help her with the wedding if she needs it. I love planning parties!
Ahhh, weddings and marriage. J and I will celebrate our 2 year anniversary in about 3 months. Wow. Time flies. Remember as a kid how all you wanted was to make time pass faster so you could grow up? Now it is actually doing that! I'll be 28 this month but don't really feel that age. Seemingly I would be a lot wiser and controlled if I were 28. Of course by the time I'm 30 I'll be exceedingly mature and not self centered at all!! But really, everything goes so fast now! Each school year is over before I know it. Right now I've only got 8 weeks until these 4th graders are officially 5th graders. Crazy!!
Anyway, about marriage. Really, it is THE hardest thing I've ever ever done. EVER. I remember people asking me in the weeks before we got married "Are you nervous about the wedding or marriage?" I always said, "NO, just excited!!!!" And I was! So excited and happy to start! Now I know marriage is great but keeping it that way sure is a lot of work! A lot of good, honest, wrench-your-guts-and-heart-out work. And if we slack off for a week, then we suffer through a few grouchy days trying to make up for a week of lazy communication. Ever vigilant against the terrors of a grouchy marriage we must be. Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda told me that:)
Anyway, here's to a good week!