Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spring Fever in February

I'm ready for summer. I hate to admit it, but I'm even missing Texas. Of course, I miss my friends daily, but now I'm missing the planting season. If we were down there I would be a few short weeks from planting my garden. I would not be worrying about a freeze undoing my work. In fact, one friend who was an avid gardener insisted everything be planted by spring break, and certainly before Easter, or you missed a big growing window. I gotta admit, I seldom made the Easter cutoff. And I was sick of the growing season by late September. Heck, I was sick of sweating in the garden by late July, and then I still had at least 2 months left!

Studmuffin and I went to Lowe's on Valentine's day while my parents had the girls for the evening. We love Lowe's. I bought tons of seeds for vegetables and flowers. I bought dahlia and daffodil bulbs. I bought a clematis root. I bought cosmo, alyssum, sweet pea, echinacea, shasta daisy, coreopsis, larkspur, and hollyhock seeds. I also bought spinach, mesclun, basil, oregano, and parsley seeds. Oh, and I bought a blueberry bush. I didn't know they grew here. Now I don't know where the heck I'm going to plant it, or if I can keep it alive until after the danger of frost, or if I should put it in a pot inside for awhile, or just stick it in the ground and see what happens. I'm starting to doubt the wisdom of that particular $6.97 purchase. Oh well, if it works, it will easily pay itself off. If not, lesson learned.

Yep, I'm ready for spring. I'm ready to be outside and get dirt under my nails and freckles on my nose. I'm ready for the smell of fresh turned dirt. I'm ready for the special smell of your garden when you just turned the sprinkler off after an early morning watering. I'm ready. I'm ready for dew on the green grass and lady bugs on my arm. I'm ready to play with lizards, and put frog houses out for toads. I'm ready for nests with eggs that will become scrawny birds with wobbly necks and mouths open wide. I'm ready. But sadly, Oklahoma is not.

Popcorn is ready for summer. She's been talking about it for over a week. She wishes it were hot enough to confuse the teachers into thinking it were summer, so she wouldn't have school. As a matter of fact, she talked about it all morning, and it was so cute, I had to share! Hope this doesn't take forever to load, because it sure took forever for me to upload to my blog!


Becky said...

It took less than ten minutes for the video to buffer. How cute is your little Popcorn! I want to get down on the floor and play with her because for one thing playing with someone elses kids is always more fun than playing with your own and for another thing I could leave any time I wanted.

Our planting season doesn't start until May :-p We can plant before that but only if its frost tolerant. I am ready for walks with NO PUDDLES and NO SNOW though. So much laundry when the kids got through three outfits a day.

P.S. I have tried to load short videos at home but with no luck. It goes for two hours then eventually we loose our connection (dial-up is evil) To do my videos I go to Safeway, have a Starbucks ($3.80) and use the Wi-Fi.

Dawn said...

Did you ever think that Popcorn is related to Ruthie in the One Big Happy Comic strip? Too cute. And if you wait for your garden, you won't be tired of it till September :)

Sarah Castor said...

Very cute! You sound like my mom in the video and it reminds me of those fabulous home videos my parents have of me and Molly.