I know this is not April 1st, but there were a couple of firsts for me today. The first one is I finally got some blooms in the yard. My Tete a Tete daffodils finally showed their little faces. No picture here because everyone has their own to look at and I know you don’t need/want to see any more.
The second first is the first bee. Not sure why he showed up since the only thing blooming around here is the above mentioned daffy, and I don’t think they like those. Needless to say he didn’t stick around long. No picture because...well it's a bee.
The third first is a Rufous Sided Towhee in my backyard. No picture of him either because he was extremely skittish and immediately disappeared as soon as he saw me heading out the door with the camera, which is usually what happens anytime I try to take a picture of anything that flies, crawls, swims, or walks.
Next we have the first day it has hit the 70* mark, which also makes it the first day I have the windows wide open filling the house with something other than recycled heated air from the furnace. Yippee!! Cough, hack, sneeze, choke, gasp. Not used to this stuff!! Count your blessings there's no picture of that.
And finally, it is the first day I have taken the new cart for a walk down to the store. I know, I know, that doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but unfortunately it is a big deal for me. It actually took me 45 minutes to talk myself into it. For some unknown reason, I feel very conspicuous and self conscious walking down the street dragging this cart behind me. I know as soon as I walk out the door there will be dozens of people going by, gawking, honking, laughing, pointing and generally having a good time at my expense. I’m sure parades will spring up out of nowhere, television crews will show up and I’ll be the lead-in story on the 11:00 news.
Paranoid? Perhaps just a tad. Fact is, only 2 cars went by the whole time it took me to walk to the store, and neither one of them slowed down to look and laugh but I still felt uncomfortable the whole way. That is until I finished shopping and started home. Six heavy bags of groceries snug inside the cart, big wheels rolling effortlessly along, strolling down the sidewalk without strain, pain or aching arms. Ha, look who’s laughing and pointing now. I am!! Eat your hearts out passersby’s. You wish you had one of these, don’t you? Whoo hoo!!
If you want to see a picture of this, check your news channel. I think I might have seen a tv truck hiding in one of the side streets.