I have a gazillion things that need to be done and Chase didn't think taking a nap in his room should be one of them. So, we hopped in the car and drove to the beach. Instant nap.
Had my camera with me so I went up to check it out and take a few pictures of the progress since the hurricane. Not much has changed although you can now get on to the beach easier. They've cleared a path. Boardwalk planks are at the south end of Spring Lake, so that's exciting for us. That's where we go to the beach.
The snow melted this morning and the sun peaked out for a little bit. I sure do wish warm weather would get here. I'm sick of this cold.
Pilings where the boardwalk once was.
Flower petals were scattered all over this part of the beach. I wonder what it was from. A wedding? A memorial? hmmmm....not sure but it was pretty.
Crane in the distance rebuilding the north end pavilion.
I dropped my oldest boy off at baseball practice today. OUTSIDE. It is a windy freezing mere 40 degrees here. Poor kids. They have been training indoors all winter, but now they've headed out.
Makes me soooo ready for spring.
I also now have a much better appreciation for my mom and the cold.
While they were away last week my sister, Liz and I were on poop duty.
This is probably the least desirable chore I can think of. Even worse than the horse
stalls I was used to as a kid. You have to clean every single alpaca bean "piece of poop"
every day. It's exhausting. Here's one thing I know for sure.
You really need to love your herd to do that every day. Freezing cold, wind, snow, sleet...poop needs to go. So Mom, hats off to you. I also don't know why you don't weigh 100 pounds with the workout you get day in and day out.
Spring is a weird time of year here. It's not always nice, usually chilly and damp
but I get myself excited for flowers, gardens, prettier colored clothes.
I also get excited for Maryland Sheep and Wool.
I dream of this festival all year long. It's my heaven.
Yarn, sheep, my sisters and girlfriends, a hotel, knitting, gyros on the hill....ahhhh.
So after this very cold day, I'll remind myself that warmth is on it's way.