My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

As I sit on my back patio with a glass of wine I truly believe that spring has sprung.  There is a light warm breeze and the temperature is 80.  In the silence I can hear the mules munching away on their dinner and the click of the dog's toenails as they walk around the pool.  The birds are chirping excitedly and the rabbits are in stealth mode stealing every last piece of hay they can from the mules.  I even hear off in the distance the clickety clack of a horse and rider out for an afternoon stroll.

Growing up in Indiana I hated winters and I still am not fond of them.  Now I live in the desert and it makes the winters more tolerable, but I still love the summers more than any other time of year.  A spring day like this means the pool is slowly warming up and soon it will be time for pool parties.

I thought today I would post some pictures showing some of the things I won't miss about winter.

I won't miss it getting dark at 5:30 and my solar lights can't even stay lit all through the night.

I really enjoyed my fireplace this winter and it served as my main source of heat, but I won't miss it either.
This is a picture of the Superstition Mountains I took a mere 2 weeks ago!  It was beautiful and doesn't get snow like that very often, but I am glad the snow has melted.
This is my back yard 2 weeks ago!  This is even more rare than snow on the mountain.  This was gone in less than 30 minutes and replaced by rain, but I sure won't miss seeing actual snow in my backyard.

I welcome spring and summer with open arms.  How about you?

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want —oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
~ Mark Twain


  1. That mountain picture is awesome. I'm not a winter person, so I won't miss it. Bring on spring, please!

  2. I live in Illinois and our Spring is still some time away. We are getting light snow today. I will be so glad to see some warmer weather.

  3. Hey! Your place is GORGEOUS. It is spring now here, too. Love it. Enjoy!

  4. i love Superstition Mountain. i camped out there back when i was in college. i miss the West. i miss the ocean, too. but Spring is coming and hopefully all of our spirits will lift. i wish you peace.

  5. Hi Sandy;
    It's gonna be 80 here in Vegas today. Glorious! Your home is beautiful. The pool looks so inviting. Can't wait to visit and have a real look!
    Enjoy your day.
    Nice post!

  6. Sandy, it's great to see photos of the haven you are creating. Your entrance and fire look so inviting. Summer in fading away here and it is starting to feel autumnish but how I would have loved a pool like that a month or so ago!
    I don't like winter either, that's why I live in the warmest part of NZ.


Please, let me know your thoughts