Spring has sprung – Our springs are weird. We aren’t average. Mother Nature prefers to hop around, ten degrees higher or lower. Makes us crazy. Hot or cold. Yesterday I drove home from my Starbucks run before 8 a.m. It was drizzly but spring had burst overnight. The maples are pushing out leaves. The forsythia is in full bloom. Green! Lots of green (and pollen). Hallelujah (for the spring not the pollen)!
The pond is done! – There are two things in the spring that I’m glad to put behind me. One is the pond cleaning and the other is taxes. Now I can coast through the rest of the year. The pond isn’t a lot of work but over the winter I get sludge in the bottom. My pond is small enough that it’s easy to do a complete water exchange. The fish get cranky as they get netted twice. Once to go into a holding tank and again to go back in the pond. The frogs are all around me giving me hairy eyeballs as I drain the motherland.
Speaking of the pond – I lost half of my fish to the heron. I still have a lot of fish. I’ll put out the wine and Barry White music and there will be babies by mid-summer. I had two babies from last summer.
Make their day – One day this past week something was different about my mocha latte. It was richer with a dash of something like vanilla or almond. It was wonderful but I don’t know how to order it. Maybe the wrong milk or whipped cream. When I told the baristas at Starbucks, they were hysterical. They are used complaints. Today they put whipped cream on to see if that was it. Old timer (for Starbucks, not in age) Beth said I made her day.
Attorney woes – This week the beloved husband looked up his attorney only to find that he was disbarred. We were both shocked. He was a great attorney for us and was willing to give free advice for the truly simple question. It appears that the disbarment had more to do with an investment that went sour. Sometimes it’s best to stick with the business you know instead of something you don’t. A CPA friend who started an automatic car wash on the side told me that he would have made more money if he had invested that time in growing his financial business.
So how was your week?