Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What a Great Day!

I am very satisfied with our weather right now. We hit the 70s today with constant sunshine. I love to see the forsythia and daffodils blooming. I have crocus, hens and chicks, iris and lots of other things coming up, and it is SO WONDERFUL being able to have a window open and a nice breeze coming through the house.

I video-taped Eler Beth playing a song on her ocarina today, and when she gives me permission I'll post it here. She is doing very well, and I'm learning a lot about the ocarina myself. Did you know that the opening music from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is done with an ocarina? And the bridge in Wild Thing is an ocarina too. I always assumed it was a flute or piccolo. Her music-reading lessons are going well too. Andrew says she is picking it up quickly. I heard them play a duet a few days ago; he on the keyboard and she on her ocarina.

I think Thomas is taking Eler Beth fishing early in the morning. They have both been tugging at the line to go. I have to say I wouldn't mind a mess of fresh fish myself. I have been "green-hungry" lately, as my mother used to say. I get this way in the early spring, where I really want lots of fresh green things. I was craving turnip greens yesterday, but didn't have any, so I made a big pot of green beans and red potatoes, and that seemed to do the trick. You can't go wrong with that and a pan of corn bread.

I caught up my laundry today. I posted on Facebook that I was $4.75 richer after doing laundry this morning and I wondered when my family would learn to check their pockets. Then this afternoon I found two more one-dollar bills in my last load. $6.75. Hmmm. Wonder what I'll treat myself with with that kind of largess.

Okay, well, I'm off to blog-crawl for a while. I hope everyone has had as good a day as I have had.


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How cool that the GB&U music is an ocarina :o)

Beth said...

I knew that Ennio Morricone wrote it, but didn't know it was an ocarina! Cool!

Gorgeous weather here today, too, but a cold spell coming. You're way ahead of us on things blooming! Little buds on the forsythia...I can hardly wait to see it in full bloom

Hugs, Beth

sober white women said...

I have been itching to get out as well. I found a ton of fresh vegi's on sale so I made a stir fry. I just love fresh stuff! I sure hope my garden grows good this year.

Donna said...

I had SO much fun gardening today.

Missie said...

Now that my brace is off my knee, I plan on doing a lot of fishing!!

Amy said...

Last week I found $20 in the washer after I had washed clothes. I asked and nobody claimed it, but a day later guess who got to pay when we needed gas. Meh.

Indigo said...

Can't wait to see Eler Beth playing her ocarina. It's suppose to get rainy and cold here again in NY. I'm so ready for Spring.

You found money? All I get are from Pauls pockets are his guitar pics.

Happy Blogaversary dear friend! (Hugs)Indigo