We spent 6+ hours outside raking the copious amounts of leaves that were still left in the yard from last fall. We started at a decent hour in the morning and forty bags full of leaves, twigs, and dog poo later, we were done. It took some prodding to get me out there at first, but once I got going it was actually really nice. It was mindless, yet productive, and I found it to be rather therapeutic. The rest of the world just drifted away, while we raked up all the leaves, planted tulips, and yes, we did get the Christmas lights down. All that mixed in with frequent frisbee-throwing breaks (Holland was out there helping) made for a lovely Sunday. I'm looking forward to planting a couple gardens, growing some more flowers, and having outdoor dinner parties this summer.
I am so looking forward to a sunshine-y weekend with little to do, yet ample opportunities for fun. A girls night out with some drinks + dancing is in order for this evening to celebrate a good friend moving away. She will be greatly missed, but any excuse to go dancing is fine with me. One of us has already started warming up her moves, which she learned here:
Tomorrow kicks off some Saint Patrick's Day celebrations with a Saturday parade and probably something green too. Green eggs (and ham)? Green beer? A new green shirt? Maybe we will work toward our grass getting a little greener? Who knows, but I'm in the mood to be festive.
Sunday plans include relaxing, trips to the park with the pup, catching up on some shows, and spending some time in the warm(er) weather. If we're feeling really crazy we might even finally take the Christmas lights down. Yeah, we're those people.