I have been busy this week, sewing a doll quilt for Lily. At Christmas, I took both girls blankets I had made. Emma's was a crocheted afghan, and Lily's was a quilt.
I had already made a smaller one to match Emma's for her doll, which I was going to give her for her birthday, but then I thought, since I gave them both one at Christmas, I couldn't very well just give Emma a doll blanket and tell Lily she would have to wait until her birthday in October for her doll version. So this week, I made the quilt. It's a good thing it was small and I used a super-simple pattern.
So, I am off on Tuesday, unfortunately without Jim, but I will be there for Emma's 5th birthday, which happens to fall on Easter Monday this year. Flights were a lot more expensive over Easter, which is why I am going earlier.
Hillary and William came and slept over last night, so I could see them before I leave. They had a Frog Run at the Sugar Bush this morning, so we went for that. The kids collected little plastic frogs in a basket and got a treat at the end. It was a perfect day. Bright and sunny and warm enough to go without a jacket. When the frogs start croaking in the spring, it means the weather is getting warmer and sap season is over...thus the Frog Run.
It's so nice to actually feel like spring is here! (Although, it is supposed to be only a high of 3C on Tuesday, and below freezing overnight!) I bought a small pot of what I though was hyacinth last weekend. There were no blooms and there was a lot of wrapping around the pot. When I got it home and cut back the wrapping a bit, I realized it was miniature daffodils, which is another of my favourite flowers. I was glad anyway, since it is daffodil month for the Canadian Cancer Society and that is heavy on my heart as we wait for Josh's surgery in June.
So, how have things been on the eating and exercise front? Not great. Maybe not as bad as I think. I did get out for some short walks, just by walking to a destination rather than driving, and I did make some healthy dinners, which is an effort for me sometimes with the shift Jim is working, so I guess just put the slips in the past and press on. Progress, not perfection. There might not be a lot of planned "exercise" in Halifax, but plenty of walking, I'm sure. Matt is off the week after Easter, so we may be able to do a bit of exploring.