Thursday, March 1, 2012

What's Blooming?

I spent until sunset working outside last evening.  Oh, man.  It's days like that that make me so thankful for the CSH.  Getting out to work in the yard in the early spring is just wonderful.  Now remind me of that come August!  I'll try to take some pictures of what's blooming around here right now:  dafs, of course, pin cushion flowers,  Carolina jasmine, vinca, salvia, creeping phlox (I think), grape hyacinth, regular hyacinth, crocus, snow drops, loropetalum (I think), rosemary, some other sort of yellow-flowered viney thing that I haven't identified yet.  I'm sure there is more and I hope to see most of it today.

I've just returned from the sing and spin class.  Not as much fun today, as up until now, I'd managed to avoid all things Miley or Justin and today's class was loaded with it.  But still, a great work out and I showed up sporting one of my two Miz "I am my own superhero" T shirts.  Unfortunately, I didn't show up soon enough to sit on the back row, which is my preference - the only bike left was front and center!  So the instructor got to read my shirt all morning :-).

I'm home today, as I have a couple of doctor appointments - bone density scan and thyroid scan - so I'll be glow-in-the-dark when I'm through with those.  I decided rather than hopscotch back and forth to work, I'd just take the day in equal parts sick and vacation time and garden in between appointments.  I've got an appointment set up with the uro-gyno specialist in about ten days.  Plus, my regular doc wants me to consult with an endocrinologist.  So that's got to get scheduled.  Sheesh.  Good thing I'm healthy, no?

Slater and Pebbles (well, Pebbles, actually) flaked on getting signed up for the bicycle maintenance class on Saturday, so I've postponed that until next month so that we can do it together.  Turns out, there will be a tour ride in Dallas on that morning, so we'll ride the bikes on a fully supported tour of Dallas (including some of the great old house areas) and then follow up with a mechanical class.  Woo Hoo!

Well, the second pot of coffee has finished brewing, so it's time for me to kick start the next session of the day.

PAF:  2

Today's FPG llink.

Take good care of yourself.  Be kind to others.  March on.



  1. Enjoy your time off in between your appointments! I'd love to see photos of your flowers. It will be weeks before things bloom around here.

  2. The spin studio at my gym is a long rectangular room and the bikes are set up in a wide, flat "U", 2 rows deep. The instructor sits at the center of one long wall facing the pit of the "U" (with windows behind the instructor so we can see the snow falling!!). The only door is on one of the short walls.

    The long back row fills first, then the door side of the room fills in, followed by the far side. Last to fill? The 4 bikes in front of the instructor.

    We did a LOT of climbing in class last night. I really prefer that to sprints. Kinda funny considering how far I have to ride to find a decent hill to climb.

  3. I bet your spin instructor got a kick out of that shirt - way to show your self-esteem! Love it. :)

  4. Your post is gently reminding me that springtime here is really coming! I'm so glad that is true :) Would love to see some pics.
    Sounds like you're being put through the ringer as far as tests are concerned. Your gyno appt is right around the same time as my surgical consult appt. Will be thinking of you and hoping for a good report!

  5. Oh, I look forward to the photos of the flowers! I do the same thing, take a day off to get the doctor appointments taken care of.


We'll try this for a while.