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maura @ 5:32 pm

1. We did manage to make it to the BBG today. What’s more fun than traipsing through the botanic gardens with a sullen, complaining 8 yr old? Same plus nearly every other resident of our fine city. I have rarely seen the gardens so crowded on a non-event day. We actually had to cut the trip short because the crowds were getting to all of us.

2. Here’s the flower report:
Magnolias: mostly finished
Tulips: full bloom
Grape hyacinths: full bloom, like a bluish-purple carpet
Lilacs: mostly not open, but a few bushes have started, eep!
Cherries: a mixed bag, some trees are full on, and some just have buds. Seems like the trees with whitish blossoms open earliest:


It’s like a crazy nature fast forward over there, even the azalea bushes have a couple of blossoms opening. Looks like Gus will have to endure a few more awful weekends of floral viewing. We’ll be consulting the cherry blossom status map to plan our viewing strategy.

3. We did have ice cream bars, phew. And as you can see, even the non-treat time wasn’t all bad:


Nothing like a muddy stream to really cheer a kid up after being dragged to see boring old flowers with his boring old parents.

4. Have you seen my to-do list? It’s gone missing, which has completely thrown me for a loop because I need to update it for this week and I usually start with the old list when I’m making a new one. I’ve got a couple of piles of work- and research-related stuff on my desk and shelves, and it’s not in any of them. I *just* had it yesterday, and I can’t for the life of me imagine what’s happened to it.

Maybe the cats stole it. I’ve been talking trash about shaving them lately because with the warm weather they are shedding like mad. This could be their devilish revenge: wig out the control freak by stealing her list! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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3 comments on “updates, in list form”

Anne (11 April 2010 at 10:34 pm)

Wow, that kid looks soooo bored!

Em (16 April 2010 at 8:42 pm)

Not that Gus would be interested, but it’s crazy how early things are blooming here, though I think we’re a couple of weeks behind.

It freaks me out that the lilacs used to bloom on Memorial Day when I was a kid and now they are long gone by mid-May.

maura (17 April 2010 at 3:05 pm)

I know, it’s crazy with the blooming here. The cherries are definitely in full bloom this weekend and I’m trying to figure out if I can drag Gus again tomorrow…ice cream only goes so far, but I think if we wait another week it’ll all be over. Plus the stream — he always forgets that there’s a stream to play in there.

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