It’s back! – The flower tent is back up. That’s a sure sign of spring. The Easter flowers should be appearing early this week, followed by spring flowers, Mother’s Day flowers and bedding plants. Woo hoo! Last year they erected it but never used it as the shutdown came shortly thereafter.
Speaking of Easter – We are still up in the air about how we will celebrate. My sis-in-law (with whom we always celebrate) is under the weather in a serious way so we have to see. We are being cautious despite the vaccinations. Maybe another holiday home alone if she doesn’t feel up to it. I’m not as crazy as those spring break kids sliding their bodies together moving and a grooving. Nope, nope, nope. Next year!
Getting used to people – In my old home my backyard was private. The plantings were lush and provided privacy during all seasons. At the new place our home is higher than the next group of homes. I can see into their back yard and the can see our deck. There will be less naked dancing for sure!
Chatting with a friend – An old friend and co-worker contacted me when he heard I had moved. He and his wife discuss downsizing frequently and he was asking how we made our decision. I gave him our case but everyone’s story is different. We downsized to a property that either one of us alone could handle both financially and from a maintenance perspective. He said they discuss that too adding that it’s a fine kettle of fish to be discussing who will die first. We do that too and the answer varies from year to year and malady to malady.
In the same vein – An old neighbor who is also a current neighbor (we moved down the street from her), talked about their “next” move. I was surprised because their house is wonderful and manageable. She was really talking about an assisted living situation. Yikes! I’m not ready for that for myself or my friends. Her husband seems more fragile so maybe she knows something.
So how was your week?