I love that yesterday I reached a new high of esteem with the kids by giving them an empty coffee can, two 12"x12" stone floor tiles, and a burlap bag from a purchase of 5 pounds of basmati rice, and saying, "Hey, girlies, can you use these in your fort outside?" Their eyes grew wide at the sight of the unexpected treasures, then in a mad rush they were out the door to find a place for them.
They are living outside these days, drinking in all that is spring.
The red-wing blackbirds are back.
It's supposed to get cold again next week, but I'm firmly ignoring that.