|The pot of new mint we planted.|
It looks so much better cleaned. Of course, there is a dust storm in the forecast for tomorrow. I hope you have a nice time visiting on Patrice's porch this week.
1. What was the first sign of spring that you saw this year?
I think it was something I felt before I saw, I could smell the ground warming up and I noticed that the buds on the trees were starting to swell long before I thought it should be spring.
2. What was the last package you received in the mail?
Yesterday, I received a lovely box from someone who prefers to remain a secret. So I will keep that quiet but it was filled with everything that I love, chickens and sunflowers. It was all so pretty and just so me. It was like she was able to see in my heart and give me such a wonderful treat. It really did make me feel loved. Don't you just love the people you meet who bless your life blogging?
3. Do you have any Easter, or spring traditions in your home?
When the kids were younger I had a lot more. We still do the Easter egg thing that tells the Easter story. I still have all of the things in the eggs that I gathered to make it. We have communion together which I love. It is so awesome to have each of the Dad's minister the host to each of their little families. It makes me have such a lump in my throat and my hearts soars with thankfulness. Then we have a big dinner and the little kids hunt Easter eggs. Yes, I still make Easter baskets too.
4. Do you hand wash dishes or machine was them?
Both, When I am cooking lots of food, I wash by hand so that I keep my dishwasher empty for the dishes after the meal. I have dishes that I don't wash in the dishwasher so I always wash those by hand. I think my kitchen stays cleaner if I run a sink of hot soapy dishwater and use that to clean and wash each time I cook. I have a thing about having a nice sink of hot dishwater. I am always cleaning and washing down my counters as I cook.
5. If I had an extra hour each day, I'd ______________. I am glad I don't. :) I would just fritter away one more hour in front of the computer I am afraid. It is best to use just what I have.
I am enjoying my spring break this week. We are finally working in the flowerbeds. I am glad we haven't done anything in the garden yet because we might have a freeze later on in the week. We do have lots of seeds coming up and that is always so nice to see. They are in the shed on heat mats and under lights still. It is still to cold at night.
I hope you have a lovely week, and drop by and visit with Patrice.