Here's a little secret. We were on vacation from April 2-17. We had a great time visiting family in Florida, and I'll share more details about our trip soon. My allergies were triggered the minute we hit the Florida state line 2 weeks ago, and that has now turned into a full-blown sinus infection. I was down for the count Wednesday and yesterday, but I'm rallying today in order to take advantage of my free birthday meal at our favorite restaurant! Mr. Cut Off informs me that the last 2 days were pretty gray and dreary around here, so I didn't miss much. Today, however, we were greeted with a fresh coating of snow and beautiful sapphire blue skies. Not a cloud in sight!
Oh, it's good to be home in the peace & quiet of the Keweenaw! We have some errands to run today courtesy of the State of Michigan. They give us the best birthday presents ever. That's the day our driver's license and license plate tabs have to be renewed. Since my birthday and Mr. Cut Off's birthday are just a week apart, we get hit with a double whammy every April. Yeah, tabs for 3 vehicles and 2 driver's licenses in one week. Thanks, Michigan! So, that's on the must-do list today, and we'll meet friends for dinner later. I can rest again tomorrow, right?! Oh, and Chloe's home, too! She's one of the deer who hangs in our backyard. All is well in the Keweenaw.
We may have had a few snowflakes in the Keweenaw this week, but we aren't about to let that dampen our spirits. We had A LOT of melting before that, so spring is surely on the way. I guess that means it's time to think about more spring decor.
Maybe if I display a printable about green grass, we'll get green grass? Hey, it's worth a try!
Here's one I designed in honor of the upcoming season.
I gave it a slightly weathered appearance on purpose and printed mine as a 5x7.
If you would like to download and print your own copy of the printable that looks like mine, click here on Spring A.
If you would like a version that's a little more green and a bit less weathered, click here on Spring B.
If you would like a simple black & white copy without the flourishes, click here on Spring C.
Printables are a fast, easy and inexpensive way to change up my seasonal decor.
I'm back today with more photos from Mr. Cut Off and his snowmobile trip to the tip of the Keweenaw in March. After making a short stop in Copper Harbor, the guys continued on their way to High Rock Bay where you can see Lake Superior's Manitou Island in the distance. Manitou Island is about 3 miles off this eastern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
If you look closely, you can see many snowmobile tracks along the shoreline here, as this is a popular remote destination for snow adventurers.
Pretty cool to be able to drive right up to the shore of Lake Superior, right?
As you can see, Mr. Cut Off was pretty excited about finally taking the time to visit the tip of the Keweenaw.
Buddy Marty was also excited.
Waves in the foreground; Manitou Island in the background.
Note the changing sky.
The guys sure had a great time on their snow adventure that day.