Hello and Good Morning!
How was your holiday (if you celebrate) weekend? I am still a bit groggy and just waking up after roughly 10 hours (!!!) of sleep last night. It was glorious!
Friday, Good Friday, or as my company calls it "Spring Observance" was a holiday, but unfortunately one of the pitfalls of working from home is that you are never, ever really away from it. Friday ended up being quite busy work-wise.
In between the email dings and requests for this or that, I started in on some MAJOR cleaning. Oh my! Friday saw the bedroom and kitchen being scrubbed and polished. I was mindful of my back, but honestly these things needed to be done (had needed to be done for months!!).
At the end of the day, sitting on the patio with a beverage, Fletch and I noticed that our Redbud had really begun to pop.
Saturday was another beautiful day, so I took down the curtains in the bedroom, living room, kitchen and office room. Washed them all and hung most on the lines to dry. The kitchen curtains went into the dryer because I ran out of room on the clotheslines.
Then I tackled my office room which was almost more than I could bear. It looks so much better now. I took some stuff to a donation box, so that is out of the way. How quickly areas in certain rooms can just become dumping grounds for things. Let's not talk about the bed in the guestroom....
It was nice to sit out again at the end of the day. And nice to see some blue skies!
Sunday dawned a bit chilly. After breakfast I headed over to the trail in Oaks that goes by the Perkiomen Creek. This is the trail that had previously been closed due to a sink hole. It was in the low 40s and very breezy - I could have used gloves and an ear band! But I managed to walk 2.5 miles which was nice. The trail is open and I walked all the way down to where the Perkiomen Creek spills into the Schuylkill River and I saw no signs of any sink hole, so it must have been even further along the path. The only wildlife I saw were a few geese, one squirrel and a bunch of worms - LOL.
Later in the day I did dust and vacuum the living room. Fletch had gone over to Colin & Mailing's house to finish the mailbox repairs he was doing. Our Easter dinner was fairly simple. We had some ham slices (from January!!) in the freezer, so I took those out to thaw. I made a pineapple stuffing (what a 50's or 60's dish!) and then roasted some green beans and added a molasses-bacon glaze to them. I had been hankering for a coconut custard pie but didn't feel like making one. A local store sells some smaller pies, so I picked on up there. It was ok, but I'm a snob and prefer my own home-made pies...I was just lazy that's all.
My plan for today is to just take it easy. It is chilly again (I could see frost in places on the grass). I'm hopeful that work will be quiet and I can just do some knitting and/or stitching.