Hey, does anyone know what this plant is? I know it's not a great pic. This was taken right after I uncovered it from a bunch of leaves. I checked on it again today and it has had time to photosynthesize, so it's way more purpley.
Today was the first really warm day of the year and I think I can speak for all Iowans when I say it was about fucking time. JAYSUS! but it was a long Winter. I walked around downtown during my lunch and on my 3 o'clock break. It was like everyone finally emerged from their lairs to get their share of vitamin D. I saw so many people I didn't even know still lived in town. I walked past one of the lawyers who used to frequent the coffee shop where I worked in the 90's. He stopped me when he recognized me and asked me how and what I was up to. I filled him in very quickly and he informed me that he had 7 grand kids now. Then he said, "Well, I guess time marches on..." It certainly does.
I rode my bike home from work and opened up every curtain and blind I had. Over the Winter I kept things pretty closed up, and so I was a little worried my house wouldn't provide enough sunlight for me in the warmer months. Luckily, I found out I was wrong. It should be nice and bright when I keep everything open this Spring and Summer.
I ran about a 7 mile route and saw some of the other runners on my route for the first time of the season. The one shorter lady with the glasses who swings her arms from side to side in front of her, still wouldn't smile or wave at me but B., this guy I know who waits tables at 126, ran past me wooo-hooing and raising both fists in the air, so I guess he made up for it.
When I got home, I started in changing out my storm windows for screens. I've never done that before, and wasn't quite sure how tough it would be or how heavy the windows would be, but it was all pretty easy. I was able to clean and change about half of them before it got too dark to see.
Tomorrow is supposed to be another glorious day, before the weather turns back again late on Friday for the weekend. Awesome. So, I was thinking I'd see if my boss would let me take half of a furlough day tomorrow afternoon. It would be so great to get off at noon, go running, take Stinky to work at 2'ish and then spend the rest of the afternoon doing yard work. I could easily spend at least a week just raking the last five years of leaves and sticks in my yard. Keep your fingers crossed that my boss lets me go. That would give me the other half of a furlough day saved for later in the month when it gets warm again.