Our deck is now open for business. And when I say business, I mean, seriously enjoying the outdoors by eating every meal I can out there. As long as it is warm and not raining, this is what I love to do. We did eat outside this past weekend, but the umbrella wasn't up yet, the deck hadn't been swept and planters hadn't been brought up out of the basement...so it wasn't quite the right feel. But now, now we're in business.
Even though it is not summer yet, which is my favorite time of year, this is pretty nice too...I have to admit. The temperature is getting warmer, (almost perfect) things are starting to look green, and the leaves are about to grow on the trees. And as you can see, we have a lot of trees around us. It is very scenic here.
My two little sweeties were out enjoying the sunshine with me today. Miss Minnie and little Sissy. We have a third cat, Love, who waits to go outside and pounce on the first thing that moves... either a field mouse, a mole, or a chipmunk. I enjoy watching the chipmunks but they are slowly disappearing...so I am not letting her out as much! I know, this is terrible of me. I picture them talking to each other in their squeaky little Alvin voices "LOOKOUT!...here comes that big ol cat again! RUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNN!" And run they need to because she can do this in about the first five minutes she is let outside. They don't stand a chance. So much for her adorable namesake! But hey, she's a cat. That's what they do. Except for Minnie and Sissy. I must have pampered them too much. They just sit and watch.
So when I'm not runing around after the cats, I enjoy reading or writing in my journal...and listening to the birds chirp. And of course a tall, cool beverage. The only thing that would make it better would be the leaves blowing in a cool breeze.
And thoughts of great summer barbecues and picnics we have yet to have! Can't wait.
The Bella Rosa Antiques Giveaway is on... please feel free to stop by and sign our GUESTBOOK. We're giving away a 15.00 merchandise voucher to celebrate the GRAND OPENING at the beginning of May! Click HERE for more details. Buona Fortuna! (Good luck!)