Liv and I went to the symphony last night with my sister and left poor Bing at home to oversee the plumber who is replacing the pipes in our shower. We are getting a new green shower put in and I am leery already. We not only have a water saving faucet, but it is also going to be on a five minute timer so that it shuts off after 5 minutes thus enabling us to not waste water.
This is going to be so not fun when I need to use my five minute conditioner when I am taking a shower. I will have to make it a four minute one, I suppose. There was no arguing with Bing on this one. She is intent on making us green.
So, Liv and I got home late and then I stayed up late reading my new book, so slept in until nearly 11.
It is gorgeous here on the prairie. All of our windows are open and the air is balmy and sweet. We all took Socks for a long walk, Bing jogging ahead of us and Liv, Socks and me meandering slowly, stopping to gape at the red bud trees blooming and the first shoots of tulips peeping out of the ground.
We came home and went out to take a look at how the garden soil fared over the long cold winter. It looks surprisingly good. Just needs a good tilling and it will be ready for us to bring up all the baby seedlings nestling in their beginner cartons in the basement. First Saturday in May is our plan to get them in.
And Liv will be home all summer, with the exception of ten days in early June when she visits her father who is teaching a summer course in Paris. So...I will have my co-gardener. I missed her so last summer, while tending our garden by myself, my wide brimmed hat square on my head, gardening gloves shoved in my back pocket. My Liv will be here to help this year.
Then, we all decided to go to a movie this afternoon. Liv wanted to see The Adjustment Bureau. I wanted (so badly!) to see Jane Eyre. Bing was dying to see Source Code. So, we put our choices in a hat and shook it and let Liv draw the name.
Guess we are going to see this:
Sighing. I suppose it will be okay. And I knew that if my movie won, Bing would be squirming with boredom throughout the whole thing, so s'pose I need to be a good sport.
But, I DID e-mail my niece and ask her if she wanted to go see my movie some evening this week....
After the movie, we will pick up a pizza and come home and maybe even get to eat it outside. Our spring patio furniture is still cooped up in the shed outside, but I don't think I would mind sitting on the back steps enjoying the succulent Spring breeze.
Tonight is Amazing Race. I am rooting for Big Easy and Flight Time.
Did I mention that next weekend, we are taking Liv and her new bff, Jackie to see these guys.? Tickets were very expensive, but it will be so much fun. And Jackie will then spend the night, which means that Bing will make pancakes for breakfast next Sunday.
Life is pretty sweet here on the prairie. How is it in your neck of the woods?
And hey? Has anyone seen the production of Jersey Boys? My sister wants me to go see them with her this summer and I said I would, even though I have no idea what this is even about.
I did this so that if Lee DeWyze ever comes to Omaha, she will owe me one and have to go with me. You're welcome, Bing.