We had our first Spring rain! I stepped out onto the deck and just listened to it. I was already feeling good with the warmer temperatures, but that sound rejuvenated me from my winter slumber even further.
This is the first year that I've walked my dog out of the yard. Even though we live on 10 acres, it gets a little dull walking around on only our turf. I was worried he would take to wandering about the countryside on his own if I took him off our property. Now that he is older, and much more relaxed, I started walking him, on leash, in all directions, and so far so good. He's never had to be on a leash in the yard, and it surprises me to see him get so excited when I bring it out.
With so many of the roads dry, the kids wanted their bikes down. They've outgrown them though, and while they served their purpose that day, we will have to go shopping soon.