Took a walk yesterday with my 3 year old granddaughter. We were startled by the wild honking of a flock of geese flying by.
"What is that?" she asked me.
I get to explain all of the simplest things about this world to my granddaughter. Same will happen with the twins in another year. The world is completely new and magical to a child.
I'll get my bicycle into the shop for a tuneup tomorrow. As soon as the temperatures average 60 degrees, I'll start doing my 15 to 20 mile daily routine. I'm fat and slow from a winter of sitting inside, especially with the kids. Infants are by definition housebound. They'll be a year old and walking within a couple of months and we'll be outside playing.
Looking for an adult softball league so that I can play in games. I'll start preparing by throwing into my rebound net in the back yard and hitting off the tee into the net.
And baseball season is only 2-1/2 weeks away! I've already renewed my subscription to MLB.tv, so I'll get the first game of the season for the Cubs at the Angels on April 3rd.
I'll be visiting that odd woman 15 miles away who is both an RN and a subsistence farmer soon. She raises chickens, goats, horses, pigs, cows and ducks. Composted manure is free and potent. I'll work it into my garden in preparation for the yearly planting. I'll have herbs and lettuce by the first of June.
I'm going to be spending as much time as possible outdoors, getting my house and my motorcycle ready for sale. No hurry in either case. I'll wait until I get close to my asking price for both. I'm fixed for life at a pretty modest economic scale, so I don't have to be panicky about anything.
Everything old is new again. It's spring. I don't know how many springs I have left. At this stage of the game, every spring could be my last. So, I'm just enjoying life and my grandchildren.