The sweet little lilac bush which my neighbors gave me now blooms and scents our backyard. Don't you just love Springtime? For decades I was a larger fan of Autumn, but you know? I'm switching my allegiance. In Spring we have many weeks of lovely weather and outings and good times to anticipate, as opposed to just a few golden autumnal weeks then wham! A long, icy, cold winter to follow.
So now let it be known, my favorite season is Spring.
It's rare for me to have nightmares, but I had one early Monday morning. Just as it became especially scary, I awoke to the feeling of whiskers upon my cheek--Daniel The Cat had heard my frightened murmuring and came to rescue me. Sweet, sweet kitty... I felt grateful to him all day.
On Saturday, Tom and I saw Iron Man 3, in 3-D, even, and we both thought it delightful. Before it began,we saw an advertisement for the tv series, Longmire, and Tom nudged me, saying he would looove to watch that show (anything with an Old West feeling captures his heart).
So the next early morning I checked at Netflix and yay! I could barely keep from awaking Tom with the great news that the first season of Longmire was available through instant view. So guess what we watched all weekend? Yep, Longmire's entire first season over Sunday and Monday (hey, there were only 10 episodes. Don't have a cow). ...smile...
I came away shocked that I enjoyed it.
Naomi's arriving for a visit in June! It will be wonderful to see her again. Her last visit was all the way back in September, but you know? The three of us have so enjoyed our lives these past months, we've spoken on the phone pretty much once a week, so the months have sailed past (except perhaps a few dark, slow winter weeks...er hem ...) --and we've all been fine.
Oh, and yesterday I wrote-up the totals for my grocery and coupon savings so far this year:
I'm averaging saving $245 each month just by buying items on sale rather than full price.
I'm averaging saving $233 using coupons each month.
I'm spending $220 each month on groceries, not including cat food. :)
Some people believe just because they tried couponing for a couple weeks (or months) and failed, that it doesn't pay to use them. Actually? There's a bit of pride in that. You know, it sounds a little too, "If it didn't work for me (me, me, me!) it just couldn't work for anyone, period. It's a flawed system."