I know, I know… we have a week before spring officially starts… But if you’re in the South then you’ll have noticed that the weather has been gorgeous. It started with a few nice days here and there, and now we’ve gotten to nice days with only a few chilly days. I LOVE spring! I love being able to open the porch doors and air out the house. I love that it’s light later, so we can go on walks and stay up late. I don’t like going to work in the dark, but it’s a sacrifice I’m happy to make. I love the anticipation of summer, of traveling and seeing friends, and all the fun things that happen in the summer. I love the summer clothes I own (they fit better than my winter clothes :-)), and I’m excited to be able to switch to sandals instead of closed shoes.

I have been so busy here, hence my lack of blogging. Most of my time is taken up by work and the associated commute. I’ve also been in a weekly women’s Bible study that is wrapping up next week. It was called “Wisdom for Wives” and I HIGHLY recommend it if you’re in the northeast Atlanta area! They offer it twice a year, and email me for more info if you’re interested.

I have also been participating in monthly meetings and activities with a women’s fellowship group from my old church. I really love those ladies! I wasn’t sure if they’d let me join them since we don’t go to the church anymore, but they don’t seem bothered by it. We had a retreat on a houseboat a few weekends ago. That was fun; I keep meaning to post pictures of it! Someday I’ll get them off my camera…

Paul and I also have been busy making plans to go CAMPING! Yes! It’s that time of year again! Here in Georgia, it’s finally warm enough to go camping come April. (Paul says that he can’t get used to the fact that April is “warm”). We are going with some friends from church, so that should be fun! We are also lining up camping trips with other people: camping with my parents over the 4th of July (and going to a relative’s wedding in South Carolina), the Gerig Reunion in August, hopefully a camping trip to meet up with Sopeak and Zay, and also there are rumors of a trip to celebrate my brother’s graduation! (Yay AJ! Finally!) I am so excited to be making these plans, and talking about getting out and exercising.

Another fun thing about spring is being able to use our porch! This is the first time we’ve had a screened-in porch, and we love it. (The cats do too.) It’s so pleasant to sit out there in the evenings when we get home from work, and just de-stress. I’d like to get a little table out there to set plates and drinks so we can eat out there. As it is, we have a stool we can use for that purpose so it works for now. I think I’ll keep an eye on some garage sales this spring/summer for a table. :-)

Well I want to go sit on the porch now so I’ll close for now. :-) I am hoping to get to a regular schedule of blogging. It’s my goal to write 3 new posts a week over on my pet blog; we’ll see how that goes!

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Olivia!! And Paul’s birthday is a WEEK from today! Any ideas of what I could do to celebrate?

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