Saw some green shoots when I was out walking the other day, and the magnolia trees in front of my building are starting to come out. As I am on the third (top) floor, when I sit in my sunroom it’s like I’m sitting in the trees. I just hope the temperature drop doesn’t mess things up.
My husband tells me Major League Baseball is considering playing their games in AZ with all kinds of new ways to achieve it in these times. He thinks it’s a good opportunity for them to try things they wouldn’t normally try.
Daffodils are out. Weather-permitting, looks like tulips soon. My lemon balm is off to a good enough start to put a handful into a smoothie this morning. Lilac bushes are leafing out already. Picked up the yard and somehow it’s still a big mess.
In view of this week’s posting about Illinois & junk bond status … over / under on when the CAFR gets released? Of the largest 8 agencies, only audits outstanding seem to be CMS (Compliance), DHFS (Compliance and Financial), and DHS (Compliance and Financial). Since those audits cover 6 plus months of Rauner and 6 less months of Pritzker, will last year’s “lost data” issue be an issue again?
- Trapped in the ‘burbs - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 9:53 am:
I appreciate the sense of community here. Being home, this
space is especially important because it feels normal. Stay safe, stay healthy.
I can’t wait for the feds to come back to work. This whole pandemic thing has delayed a trip to jail for many corrupt politicians.
- No Longer A Lurker - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:03 am:
Yep, the daffodils are blooming nicely in the yard. The trees and shrubs are starting to bud out, and the grass is nice and green. Looks like I’ll need to mow for the first time in a week or so. Unfortunately my spring allergies will also kick in for about 3 or 4 weeks.
Yeah I wouldn’t get too excited. Paxson was promoted, not fired, and he’s still going to want his fingerprints on anything they do. I give it 6 months before we get stories about tension between him and Karnisovas
making plans for a first round of planting with cold tolerant veggies. may start some seeds inside for planting later.
- Da Big Bad Wolf - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:20 am:
=== making plans for a first round of planting with cold tolerant veggies. may start some seeds inside for planting later.===
I always heard Mother’s Day was the safest early day to plant. But I’m always chomping at the big to start in April.
Dave Wills is my choice to replace Farmio in the Sox radio booth. Would love to see DJ “retire” start fresh with a new radio duo. Jim Thome would be a good color man or even AJ? Thoughts?
- Just Another Anon - Thursday, Apr 9, 20 @ 10:54 am:
Finished off my medication for strep throat today (just when one want upper respiratory conditions). To celebrate, I gave Wendy’s new breakfast a shot. I can confidently say that their hashbrowns (done greek potato style) are the superior fast food hashbrown. The sausage biscuit was well spiced, and the sausage croissant was interesting. For anyone, like myself, who take particular pleasure in fast food breakfasts (from time to time), I urge you to give it a shot. *Not a paid sponsor, or actor*
Spring weather in all its varieties in central Illinois — daffodils are up, trees budding out, green sprouts everywhere. “The season of spring returning,” as Homer wrote so long ago. Walks with the camera becoming more enjoyable all the time. Heck, it’s even been fun getting outside to test out the new lawnmower.