The orioles have returned from their long migration. The buds are finally bursting forth on their branches. We never really had so much a spring, more like straight from winter to summer. We should have already have plants in the ground but we are still waiting for warmer weather. A fire is burning in our fireplace right now. It is supposed to get down to 30 Degrees tonight. It has been a long week. Both of our kids have come down with pinkeye. So it has been nonstop work, with barely time to rest here and there, trying to keep our two year old from rubbing his eyes, and washing his hands and keeping everything disinfected all while doing everyday things. Yeah…to say the least I am pretty worn out. Meanwhile I continue to keep an eye on the weather and hope we can get our garden planted soon….our freezer is looking pretty empty.