Waiting for Spring

It’s raining here in Minneapolis. The weather people are saying it will quickly turn to snow, that we’ll wake up with a fresh 8-10 inches of it in the morning. This has been April in Minnesota this year. Perhaps not far out of the ordinary, but by this time of the year, we are all dreaming about that day when the temperature tops 50F, the sun comes out, and everyone is smiling and happy.

Last week I knit myself a new pair of mittens, thinking that I could jinx the cold weather away. But it didn’t work. I’ve been wearing them every day. It’s a good thing they’re awesome.

I’ve been getting spring started indoors, growing plants for the vegetable garden. It seems that I’ve gone a bit overboard this year (I’m guessing I won’t need 30 tomato plants), but it’s fun as always, and every year my setup gets a little better.

Vegetable Seedlings

I have six varieties of tomatoes, five varieties of peppers, two different kinds of kale, red cabbage, and lots of onions. If everything goes well, it will be a great garden.

Life is changing, and it’s good. My veggies are happily growing in the other room, I start a new job this week, and I see many more opportunities for adventures big and small in my future. To top it off, the weather folks say that spring will be arriving this weekend. For real this time.

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