Goodbye WINTER BLUES!

Set apart
By Set apart Latest Reply 2013-04-08 05:33:11 -0500
Started 2013-04-03 20:19:46 -0500

Hey everybody, it's been a long, cold, and dry winter. I am ready for spring cleaning, wearing bright colors, fresh flowers. I have a few projects I am anxious to complete, sew some bright kitchen curtains (orange/yellow), paint a few walls, drink Crystal light raspberry iced tea on my porch. I am also anxious for a garden we have planned, with lots of fresh veggies for grilling. What are your plans, if any, whether it's changing something, a new haircut, a new delightful recipe, anything, let's share!


19 replies

barbleehar
barbleehar 2013-04-07 23:04:51 -0500 Report

We had a few days of sun, up to 70! Now it's back to rain and snow! When the weather warms up to a consistent 70+, I will be out in my yard working. I live in the mountains and suffer from SAD. I love spring and summer(before it gets too hot)!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-08 05:33:11 -0500 Report

Well I gotta say I envy you with the snow and rain. NM is facing it's worst drought in history, our lakes are drying up. I love spring and summer also, would love some April showers!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-04 12:18:52 -0500 Report

Here in LVNV it is already in the 80s. 90s later in the week. We've already had our "15 min of Spring" LoL That happened late Feb here!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-04 19:33:58 -0500 Report

Aaah I envy you James where we are at if it hits 60 everyone takes out their flip flops. Not me I wait till mid June or so when it's at least 75 degrees!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-04 19:55:58 -0500 Report

by mid June here, we will have days which will be 100 degrees. So there are drawbacks. The best place I have ever lived was the SF bay area. Drawbacks there was threat of Earthquake or Tsunami.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-05 20:53:43 -0500 Report

one can live here in LV without AC. the original settlers in this valley did until AC was common enough everyone got it. But AC makes the summers here much more tolerable.

But I live on the bottom floor of an apartment building and the windows face north. Last summer I believe I turned the AC on once or twice to accomodate guests in my apt. Otherwise I didn't turn it on at all. Saved a lot of money on electric bills that way.

Kirk H
Kirk H 2013-04-04 11:39:48 -0500 Report

69 degrees in Wichita tomorrow, hopefully spring fever will hit me pretty soon…its been a long cold winter!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-04 19:34:56 -0500 Report

69 doesn't sound so bad we've had cold and wind, not a good mixture! I hope spring fever is contagious so we can pass it on to you!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-03 23:35:01 -0500 Report

Spring fever hit me today. I got the balcony cleaned. Now I need to decide which herbs and flowers to fill the pots with. I'm thinking sage, rosmary, thyme, lavendar, hyssop, violas, columbines, dianthus, and bee balm.
Spent about two hours enjoying the day out on the patio. Only about 30 minutes of clean up time. That made me miss my yard a little bit less. That garden took a bit more time for Spring spruce up.

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-04 05:35:17 -0500 Report

I love this idea, I tried basil and thyme last year, but I don't think I devoted as much time to it as I should have. You have just inspired me to try it again! thanks!

tinkerbell54
tinkerbell54 2013-04-04 04:05:29 -0500 Report

do u like roses?i 2 like 2 flowers. i am good planting flower that have bulbs.Tinkerbell54

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-04 05:11:45 -0500 Report

I had several rose bushes at my house. A yelliw mini from one of my sister's wedding. Plus mini red, pink, and white. A pink, 3 climbing red, and a Peace rose. I also had 2 wild yellow rose bushes that were from my great grandmother's garden. Unfortunately when I got so sick and lost my job, 2 years after my hubby's spinal cord problem and his job loss, we lost the house and garden.
Last year I had three new mini rose bushes, but I wasn't able to get them to survive during the harsh summer we had.
I hope to do better this year, but I think I'll skip trying roses.
Because of the squirrels, I think bulbs might not work, the little pests just dig them out. I had a lot of tulip, crocus, iris, and hyacinths in my old garden.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-03 21:14:32 -0500 Report

I adopted a 4 year old male cat. His name is Flint. He is helping me catch up on homework.. Literally laying on my book. I'll be stuck in house catching up with my classes. And spending time with my dad. Trying new recipes. seriously thinking to clean up and simplify my life.

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-04 05:38:00 -0500 Report

See I like it that you have a plan, simplify oh what a goal for all of us! With life so rushed and everything has to be right here and right now, sitting on the porch is about as simple as it gets for me! Spending time with your dad, building memories, nice! Fine time to take a break from the homework!

raccoon mana
raccoon mana 2013-04-03 20:30:55 -0500 Report

changing my herb garden to a berry patch this year. blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and some goji berry. yummaliscious!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-04 05:38:58 -0500 Report

Oh I envy you our weather in northern NM doesn't allow for berries, and then there are the rodents! I love berries, fresh!!!! Enjoy!

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-04 20:00:11 -0500 Report

I wish I inherited my parents green thumb. They always have fresh green beans, tomatoes, egg plants, lemon trees,etc. My test was one potted plant, and I failed miserably…,yes it died.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-04 22:55:36 -0500 Report

Potted plants can be more difficult to grow. They dry out faster or else can have too much moisturer, the soil temperature can get to hot and then get to cold much faster. My green thumbs (from my mom's grandmother and my dad's Aunt) work wonderful for in the ground plants, but seem not so good for pot plants(at least my year 1 test was not to good.) Will see how my victims, er I mean violas do that I just got today.

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