My husband and I did not April Fool each other. It was a usual day for spring, overcast sometimes and then sunny. I enjoyed being outside and cutting down the cockleburrs with my hubby to put in the bonfire. There were other branches that I assembled to put at the top of the heap. I had cut the grape vine and some other chokecherry bushes down earlier and so they got picked up to burn.
My Dad came out with the newer, better mower so that really means that it is spring and time to think about what happens when that first grass gets long enough to mow. I am thinking of all the gardens that need tending and that takes time and energy. That’s something I don’t have much of lately. I’m still nursing my runner’s knee and know I need to NOT overextend myself. I did several weeks ago when moving my folks stuff from their place. They are fully moved into their two bedroom apartment but now to sell the house. I think it will move quickly.
I leave tomorrow for a place that I used to teach at for 6-7 years. Some people are still living in Kyiv from the ten years ago when we were there. I look forward to seeing my bosses from our former university where we taught. I think it will be a fun time of reconnecting with people again.
I’ve packed and am ready for bed. This is my April Fools, I’m leaving on a jet plane and I DO know when I’ll be back again! I wish my husband were going with me just like old times. Packing for a week is different than packing for four months. I have room in my two big suitcases that are supposed to weigh 50 pounds each.
The picture below is when I taught in China for two years, the rest are expat friends and we are showing off our “kitty kat” plates that students gave us. Wish I had one now, 35 years later.