However this winter isn't really happening - winter, that is. It has been warm and mild and everything is starting to grow. Tom said there was a lot that needed to be done out there in the yard and when I got to looking, I saw that he was right. So I have been cleaning outside.
I have spent most afternoons of the last week crawling around on my hands and knees, cleaning out the flower and shrub beds. Now it's looking good out there.
Bulbs are coming up. Mini-daffodils are blooming. I'll wait until the first of March to prune the roses.
Trillium are popping up.
By June you won't be able to see the ground here.
We had an inside project too. We finally decided it was time, way past time actually, to buy a new mattress set. Our old king size Sealy Posturepedic was 45 years old. I had been putting it off because today's mattresses are so high off the floor and I didn't want to lose my headboard or have to buy new bed coverings and window treatments, since they all match and had been replaced not that long ago.
Friday before Tom left for the Rockaway work weekend, we went mattress shopping. We purchased a firm Beautyrest with a low profile box spring, and scheduled delivery for this Wednesday.
Monday morning, President's Day, I went to JC Penny's and bought new sheets and pillows, saving about 60%. Thanks, George and Abe.
Wednesday morning we took apart the old bedding and cleaned and were ready when the delivery guys arrived just before 11:00.
To prepare for getting the mattresses up and down the stairs, I had removed all of the family photos that line the stairwell.
Now everything is back in place.
The bed coverings work fine - I just hemmed the bed skirt up an inch the night before - and all is looking settled again.And we had a very good night's sleep on our new mattress. Comfy!
We are running away for a long weekend tomorrow. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.