February 25, 2008

Is it nearly Spring??

One of the little shelves in my sewing room (a thrift store find), where I build up a collection of tiny animals every week along with ribbons and hand made items from Jemma and Amber.
Well it certainly feels like Spring is in the air today :)
The sun is out and although there are only a few patches of green grass showing through the snow, I am feeling happy.
Sitting here alone in the house (except for Archie) on a Monday morning with a fresh cup of coffee, actually my second cup this morning and a long 'to do list' in front of me, which I am hoping to get done today. I feel quite optimistic as February finally comes to an end this week and the mornings are not so dark.
I had a little mad moment of weakness early yesterday when I suggested a family shopping trip into Halifax. Jemma and Amber had been pestering me recently to visit the big City. All their homework was finished and they had tidied their bedrooms. After the last City trip I said 'never again' but the offer just came out of my mouth and before I knew it there were some loud squeals of delight (not a reaction I get very often these days when I make a suggestion or comment!) I drove into Halifax and Craig drove home. Tuning into the local Halifax radio station as we got closer, listening to some great songs, we were there in no time. Taking in some different scenery along the way; people fishing through holes cut in the ice on the lakes, while sitting in tents all day!
Jemma and Amber spent a long time in one of their favourite stores, Old Navy, while I popped into Michael's next door (a huge craft superstore) and found the 'perfect' colour felt for some of my animals :) Craig got lost in the 'man gadget' shop, drooling over big screen TV's!
Afterwards we met up for lunch at Manchu-Wok in the nearby shopping centre a real treat.
Back at home the girls modelled their Spring purchases, both had found cute pairs of shorts a couple of strappy tops and even flip flops! Maybe that's one of the reasons for my optimistic Spring mood today ?
Amber wearing her new stuff.
I suppose I should (reluctantly, wincing slightly) mention that it is my 'real' Birthday this week !! Seeing as it only comes around every 'four' years, I don't think I can get away with not celebrating in some way this leap year, especially as I keep being reminded by my close family!
Thank you for the lovely comments on last weeks blog post, they are very much appreciated.
Well, I had better nip downstairs to add another log to the wood stove and let Archie out for a frisky run around in melting snow! Then I will move down my 'tick list'.
Bye for now
Hazel xx


  1. Hi Hazel

    Good to hear Spring is starting to approach and February is fading fast for you. Down here we are heading into Autumn, though can't complain as don't have the snow you do. Have an extra good time on your birthday, when it comes along, getting real birthdays only once every 4 years, wow. I think I would like the sound of that as I am rapidly getting so old it would be good to be able to divide it by 4.

  2. Hi, I really like reading your Blog with all your ramblings as you put it, that shelf is really cute with all your little animals on it- did you make the elephant too? Pity there are no pics of the fishermen, I'd have liked to have seen that. Glad you had a good shopping trip.
    Lisa x

  3. There really has been a rather springy feel to the air here in Nova Scotia hasn't there?

    Thank goodness :)

    I'm officially over the snow and ready for the tulips to start peaking though the ground.

    This is my first time to your blog and how gorgeous! What a beautiful home and family you have!!

    I'll be back again soon,

  4. Sounds like it's spring-ier there than it is here, you lucky girl! Oh, by the way, I'm tagging you, so if you are so inclined, go to my blog for the rules!

  5. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday-- hope you have a great day x

  6. Happy Spring days to you ~ we are heading into our cold winter months in Australia.
    I'll have to visit you to get my 'fix' of warmth in the coming months.
    Happy belated birthday wishes Dear Hazel ~ I hope your special day was filled with much lovelines, and deservedly so!
    xo Kali

  7. Hi Hazel
    I tried to wish you a wonderful birthday on your facebook, but somehow it was rejected, so I'm trying again - Happy Birthday!! hope you had a great day.


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