Friday, January 18, 2013

Only in Virginia

While a lovely snow has given school children in our area an extra day off today, it suddenly occurred to me that today was already a State Holiday.

Lee - Jackson Day

It's a big weekend for us in the Old Dominion.
Monday is, of course, Martin Luther King Day...
and the Inauguration.
 Maybe someday we will be the New Dominion.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday Workday

Fourteen weeks and two days.  It seemed more like 1.9 Dog Years, but finally on Sunday I was back on my knees digging in the dirt. 
Mother Nature provided a  lovely 60-degree day and enough thawed soil that weeding and deadheading were easy and productive.  Thanks, Mom!

It was only a small start, but felt right.  My back gave out while my shoulder was still going strong.

Now  like a baby bird, I have been kicked out of the nest by my PT and see the Doc for the final checkup tomorrow.  No more excuses for not posting and not digging - well, at least no more physical ones.   
Snow is predicted for tomorrow.
Mom also provided a couple of little bits of encouragement for the months to come.