I had a headache for most of the weekend, allergies maybe? So I spent most of my time in bed, drinking lots of water and willing the headache to go. While I rested I watched a movie recommended by a friend: The King’s Speech. I almost never watch Hollywood films, but this one was great. I also did a good bit of knitting on Silas’ sweater, and some cross stitching too. I found though, that cross stitching on black linen doesn’t pair well with a headache. Beatrix made frequent visits to my room and we did puzzles together, the ones made of little blocks with a picture pasted on each side. I can’t remember where I got them, but I keep them in my closet and pull them down every now and then.
On Saturday evening the kids were getting a little stir crazy and Jonny decided to take them to a small beach on the Potomac that is right down the road. I dragged myself out of bed to go with them, anxious to get out of the house myself. That little beach is good for treasure hunting, but not necessarily my favorite kind. A few shark’s teeth were found and some other common fossils. The following day I discovered a little tray hidden under the couch with the results of my girls’ thing finding: a couple of broken ink pens, a few unidentifiable bits and pieces, and five lighters. My kids love to find lighters-for some reason they are like the ultimate good find, but they should know by now that I am just going to throw them away. Children don’t need cigarette lighters, at least I don’t think they do. Jonny and I are taking trash bags next time we visit this particular beach, because it needs some serious clean up efforts.
The weather has become very warm all of a sudden. I hate it when that happens, when things go from cold to hot in a matter of days. It makes me feel so behind in the garden. This year’s garden is going to go in slowly. What’s the rush anyway?
Dandelions are blooming now, and we saw a few honeybees over the weekend. We are choosing to believe that they are from our swarm, that they survived the winter in their wild home and are doing well. That’s a happy thought.