“The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.”

The rain is heavy at times. I heard it pounding the roof just as I was involuntarily woken up by the ringing of the doorbell. It was a Comcast technician. It seems that somebody dug without calling Safe Dig, and they snipped my neighbor’s phone line. They were checking with me as I once had an invisible fence and that got snipped as well. The Comcast guy was glad to hear he didn’t have to worry about it. A couple of guys have been outside for close to 3 hours. They look miserable.

I’m supposed to take some comfort in April showers, but I figure May flowers would pop up anyway, and some sun would be a good thing. If it weren’t the crocus and the dafs in my front garden, I’d be wondering where spring is hiding.

The wind is fierce and is blowing all the pine tree limbs. They are stark and winter bare. I could lose more branches or small trees; of course, the yard was just cleared a couple of weeks ago. Isn’t that the way?

Gracie needs a vet appointment. Her back legs slide, and she has trouble keeping control on the tile floor in the kitchen and going down the inside stairs. The treads I ordered for the outside stairs are here, but I may use them inside as that’s where the problems are. I haven’t had a Boxer get this old before so I’m learning how to make life easier for her.

The Red Sox opened the season yesterday with a win over the Pirates. I am so excited that baseball is back for so many reasons, but the best reason is that opening day is the first indicator of summer for me. The countdown to summer has begun.

The second summer indicator is dinner at Captain Frosty’s with my friends. This year Captain Frosty’s opens on April 13th, and we’ll be there on opening day the same as we are every year. I can already see my plate filled with fish and fried clams (with the bellies of course), French fries, and a clam cake. I’ll have onion rings on the side to share. The last and final tradition heralding spring is Easter dinner at the Ocean House. We get dressy, and last year I added a hat. Well, it was not so much a hat as a spring fascinator, and it got lots of smiles. I’ve a new one for this year. Our small pink rabbit comes with us every year. She has a prominent place on the table.

The last and final tradition heralding spring is Easter dinner at the Ocean House. We get dressy, and last year I added a hat. Well, it was not so much a hat as a spring fascinator, and it got lots of smiles. I’ve a new one for this year. Our small pink rabbit comes with us every year and has a prominent place on the table. Dinner is always superb.

I feel happier. It may be cold and rainy, but spring is coming. One down, two more to go!

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10 Comments on ““The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It was so nice here yesterday that I just couldn’t sit indoors with the computer, today was almost as nice but much more windy.

    I really don’t have any spring traditions and really no easter ones either. Well I always buy a marzipan chicken and sometimes I even buy an easter egg and fill it witrh candy 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I liked yesterday but today is an ugly day. I also have an appointment at the ophthalmologist. My eye doctor noticed a problem so it is being checked.

      Those are traditions! I think you ought to make sure you stay with them. With every new year, it’s nice to have something to hold on to.

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Good luck, Gracie! I hope the vet can help.
    We hope for young blackbirds around Easter. Reviving the name tradition of Cilla and Black we called the new blackbird pair Annie and Ross. Annie is very busy breeding, I couldn’t even count the eggs yet, while Ross still enjoys life and neighbor’s garden.
    Some berry bushes are already blooming, the sour cherry tree and one apple tree will follow soon.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Birgit. The treads arrived so I’m putting them on the inside stairs as the tops of them are slippery.

      No birds, no buds, and no eggs except ones made of chocolate. I do envy your early spring!

  3. Coleen Says:

    Just popping in for a moment. Nothing to add to what has been already said. I think my mood has improved simply because of the start of the baseball season!

    Waving,

    Coleen

  4. Bob Says:

    Here winter never came. Our last day of freezing temperatures was January 4th. The Rangers have lost their first two home games against the Indians. There’s only 160 games left for them to disappoint the faithful.

    I love fresh seafood and would love to join you at Capt. Frosty. Although fresh seafood is flown in daily we are still about 300 miles from the coast.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Winter is easing out the backdoor except the nights are still chilly.

      The Sox play game 2 tonight. They are perfect so far!! Sale is pitching. He better be worht the money the Sox spent.

      I eat fresh seafood a lot. I consider myself lucky to live in though I do get testy about summers.

  5. sprite Says:

    Kat, I was listening to “Johnny’s Camaro” today and thought of you.

    • katry Says:

      sprite,
      I didn’t know where this song was going when it started. I love the story of Johnny’s Camaro. She did have wonderful adventures, and I know those feelings about Africa.


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