Lace up the skates!
Santa Cruz has just opened an indoor skating rink! So our next family skate night will have to be here if not in Gladwin. It was so hilarious skating with the girls during our holiday visit! So now we can do that in Santa Cruz.
It has been quite cool in the evenings and I have to confess we have been using a small heating pad to get our feet warm at night rather than pile on the heavy blankets!
We have been working on the yard; finally got the thatching done for the bbq pit and are anxious to get the grill and chimeny built, but now that'll have to wait.
The first thing I do every morning is step out into the patio and back yard to greet the sun and visit with my flowers and bushes. The yard is starting have a pleasant homey look - homey meaning that some of my plants are hopeless, while others are pure delight. Impatience grow well here as do marigolds, daisies, and begonias, but we have been putting in some other tropical plants as well. When I make my weekly trip to market for fruits and vegetables if I have any loose change left I spent it at the plant stations, sometimes only buying one or two plants, or a pot or more potting soil. Daniel's question is always, "Now where are you going to put that?" I pretend I know while he nods that not -so -sure smile, but complies helping to load the purchases into the car. So little by little my garden is growing, "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" With Santa Rita, Pedro Segundo and Pingo de Oro all in a row.