In other news, Spring has sprung here in the California Bay Area and I couldn't be happier! Awoke this morning to the sound of a mockingbird singing merrily. Even as I write this, the morning is alive with the sound of birds. Just finished cleaning the courtyard fountain and refilling it. I'm looking forward to morning coffee out there when Lent is over. It is a glorious day in these parts and I am so happy I could burst. Another thing I'm looking forward to? Feast your eyes:
Youngest son has first official swim meet of the season today. He's a freshman and was placed on Varsity, so he'll be swimming against bigger and stronger upperclassmen, but he's not one to back down from a challenge. He definitely has the heart of a champion. He also currently has the abdominal strain of an over-competitor, so not sure how well today's swim will go for him. He probably shouldn't be swimming at all until it completely heals, but he says it feels better and he wants to compete. Praying he will be okay and not further injure himself. His strongest stroke is the butterfly, which is also wicked hard on the abs. That dolphin kick has me concerned. Deep breath. I'm placing it in God's hands.
The front courtyard is calling to me to spend some time pruning, but I will resist its siren call, as there is much to be done indoors today. Drat it all. Well, off to vacuum and do some laundry.