What the heck does Punxatawney Phil know...he's on the other side of the country. We are having an unusually early spring here. On Sunday it got darn near 70 degrees. Sometimes, when I start to feel sorry for people in chillier climates, I remember that I've lived there and decided to move just for that reason (well, that and a couple others).

Today is overcast, but we've been getting quite a bit of sun. It's March and I've already had to mow my backyard twice..almost unheard of. Sunday marked my first Home Depot trip of the season. They already have out their plants and I bought a ton that I planted in my backyard. This year I am trying to be ahead of the curve with my yard maintenance. That way, I can spend my summer enjoying the oasis I've created (with a margarita in one hand and a good book in the other). We are seeing furniture stores put out their summer stuff early (Underhill's is having a great sale on teak patio furniture). I worry a little that the winter blah will return but am taking advantage of the true spring weather while it's here by spending as much time as possible outside.

Still have not gotten my hands on a digital camera, otherwise, I would post some pictures of the cherry blossoms which are stunning.

Sorry I am not posting something more interesting. But with this weather, it's hard to focus on blogging. I'm really focused on the thought that summer is just around the corner.