It appears that Winter just sorta gave up shortly after the first of the year and Spring came rushing on in. Not that I'm complaining about no cold weather, mind you. But it has been pretty weird. We did not get the flooding rains we always do around the end of December/ mid-January. We got some heavy rains but none even close to what I have recorded every year since living here. Despite all that, we have made up a good deal of the terrible drought this area was in. I think we are listed as still in a 'slight' drought, but not anything near what it was.
Most things have bloomed out already but a few things, like my forsythia bushes, did not bloom at all. They just went straight to leaf. Very odd. The dogwoods started blooming in March. I think that is a first. It's so nice now that I'm tempted to go ahead and set out some warm weather crops but I'll control myself. We may be in for a frost next week. I have got all the spring crops in though! Very excited about that and even have a good crop of broccoli that I managed to start from seed!! That's also a first. lol!
Well, like I said, I am feeling better but still not quite up to my old days. I hurt a lot and have a lot of stiffness all along my right side. I joked that my left side is too loose and shakes and my right side is too tight and hurts! I'm slower than I used to be due to this but I'm still chugging along. Mainly I want to do stuff and am excited about things again. I can take some pain in exchange for that. I'll try to get back soon with maybe some progress in the garden and maybe even the kitchen!!