Spring Has Sprung

I may have mentioned a thing or two about our gorgeous weather over these past couple of weeks and it’s probably quite obvious that I have been absolutely loving it. Last Sunday I couldn’t help but get out and do some yard work as the weather was just perfect. I took a picture of the bushes that I trimmed back. Just for fun, as our week of perfect weather continued, I decided to take pictures of said bushes to see their greening progression.

Here’s how things are greening up, in just less than a week!

Walking around taking pictures of the greenery has been a big part of my week. Here are some of my fave pics from this springy week:

Fielder finally got a haircut this week. While en route to the groomer, I realized I messed up the time of his appointment and we were going to be early so we made a quick pit stop at one of our favorite parks. While I’m afraid of taking Fielder to an actual dog park (have I mentioned my irrational fear of something bad happening to him?), I do love taking him to some of the other dog-friendly parks in the area.

This dog always has to be at the very end of his leash.

Oh, how I wish my real legs were as long as my shadow legs.

Have I ever mentioned that Fielder is a total momma’s boy? Well, this picture is a prime example. Most dogs would love to explore the yard, chase after squirrels, etc. Not this dog. Nope, he’d rather sit on my lap while I attempt to get work done while soaking up some sun. Attempt being the key word.

Seriously, what a weirdo!

Our green front yard.

Pretty, blooming tree in our yard.

Sadly, today is more spring-like that the summery weather we’ve had. It’s only supposed to be in the 60s and it’s a bit gloomy but still better than our usual March weather!

For a change, hubby is at work this Saturday morning and I’m off. I slept in a bit, got caught up on Google Reader and now I’ll be enjoying some iced coffee, peanut butter banana oats (see below photo for recipe), and Madison Magazine.

I’ll also be doing a little Pinterest searching for a salad to take to my parents house this afternoon for a cookout.

Peanut Butter Banana Oats

-1/2 cup old fashioned quick oats
-1/4 cup water
-1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
-1 medium banana, sliced
-dash of cinnamon
-1 tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
-handful of granola

-Stir together oats, water, milk & half of banana slices in microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds, stir, microwave for an additional 45 seconds or until oatmeal reaches desired consistency.
-Stir in cinnamon and peanut butter.
-Top with remaining banana and granola.
*Of course if you choose to cook your oats on the stovetop, by all means, do so. 🙂

What are your weekend plans?
We’ll probably have a few drinks while cooking out with my parents (they are famous for their Bloody Mary recipe, after all) so we’ll likely spend the night. I have to work tomorrow morning and really don’t have anything planned for the afternoon. Which means it will be the perfect Sunday afternoon. 🙂

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!!

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