I celebrated my birthday at Lib's couples' shower...fabulous cake. Woody got me two river birch trees which are wonderful. Just one more year for Social Security!!
Work has been slow this first quarter and I find myself liking it that way! I am writing for pay (really low pay but I enjoy writing more than editing) but haven't even been editing much...I find myself quoting articles pretty high so they find someone cheaper. Does this mean I've finally embraced retirement? I will continue to work for Marsha if she needs me, but after talking to our accountant and doing our taxes, I may not be able to afford to work as much as last year!
We have just about got the yard ready for the summer. Our jonquils and hyacinths are absolutely gorgeous. We are enlarging one flower bed in front, but took out all the flower beds in the back that were around the old fence. We're trying to go more maintenance free so riding and edging is about the extent of yard work once we get the front beds planted each spring with petunias and impatiens. I have two tomato plants, the little tommy toes ones, on the screened porch which was all we really ate last year. I like fried green tomatos but Ed said he'd give me some so I don't have to plant any big ones.
As we approach Easter, please know that I keep all of you in my prayers so please return the favor! and enjoy my Irish prayer from Saint Patrick:
May the strength of God pilot us.