Sunday, March 25, 2012

What's up with this weather? + Danny is fantastic.

Spring apparently has decided to skip out this year, which means Eastern Pennsylvania has now officially gone straight from fall to summer.  Winter?  Nah, overrated.  Spring?  Too much work.  I enjoy spring, so I'm a little dismayed, but as I can't control nature it's best to just suck it up and get the garden in order.

I've been steadily cleaning out the flower beds, making room for new growth and trimming things back.  Mulch is the next step, although I'm hung up on what color to get.  Does black seem too depressing or neat?  Does brown look uncultured?  Definitely not red--red incites anger.  I could just take a trip to Home Depot and play eenie meenie, see what happens.  Yes, that's the laziest most efficient way to do it.  SETTLED!

In other news, this weekend has been busy.  Friday I took the day off to spend time with my friend Mary--she lured me all the way to Levittown, PA with a Danny Briere appearance.  Of course I wanted to see her, but I never pass up an opportunity to see Danny in person.  It was a successful day, but a very tiring one, and I didn't get into bed until 1am.  Saturday was slightly less emotionally charged, but not by much, as the Flyers played the Canadiens and beat them 4-1 to clinch a Playoff spot.  Oh, and did I mention?  Danny scored two goals, including the game winner.  He's awesome. 

Anyway, here are some photos of the latest goings on around the house.  Plus a few of Danny, because I can't help myself.  We're going to the game tomorrow, and I am feeling amazingly blessed to get to see him up close twice in less than a week. 

New sconces in the bedroom!  Put them up myself today.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Geocaching again!

Hallo there!  What a day Jeff and I had.  First we got up, turned the clocks back (thank you, fall!), and made some eggs for breakfast.  After cleaning up, I then asked Jeff to come geocaching with me.  We'd done it on my birthday but didn't find either of the caches we set out to find.  Today we went to one new place in Downingtown, near where Jeff works, and that one took about 20 minutes to find, and finding it restored some confidence in our finding abilities.  Then we went back to the two locations we'd been to on my birthday and tried them again.  What's wonderful about these two spots is that they're only a few miles from where we live, and they're out in scenic horse country.  Even if you don't find them, the ride is enjoyable enough that you don't care much!  

Anyway, the first one, called "Big Springs Road," took us an HOUR to find, and Jeff was the one who found it.  I was so proud of him!  The cache was off to the side of a gravel maintenance road that runs behind some horse farms, and the scenery back there is wonderful (see photos below).  We then hit up the other spot, which is near a very busy tavern/restaurant.  It's hard to find parking, so we parked along the road and started hunting.  Again, Jeff found the cache, hidden behind a part of the bridge railing that is near the tavern.  Way to go, Jeff!  

So we found 3 caches today, and it was a beautiful fall day, perfect for hunting.  I'm glad we got out of the house so much this weekend--we had the Flyers vs. Blue Jackets game on Saturday.  Flyers won, 9 to 2!!  I got some pretty good shots there, and it was an amazing hockey game.  One of the most exciting I've seen in a while.

Well, off to play some Sims!  I won an award recently on a forum I belong to for a picture that I posted.  They liked it so much I won the "Photograph of the Week" award!  Woohoo! *nerd* :)

Photos (click on each one to view the original!)