Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Fever

Unfortunately, I mean 'spring fever' quite literally. Jeff has a cold and I'm afraid I'm getting it too!

But, in the other sense of spring fever, we are all looking forward to warmer weather. Today, we have gray skies and rain. Yesterday, we had a real taste of spring with temps in the 50's and bright sunshine. I did a 20 mile bike ride and also spent time outside with the dogs who have more energy than ever.

Silas wanted me to kick this tennis ball for him over and over...I may have leg strain now!

He likes to collect as many toys as he can.

He rolled so many times! I think his winter coat must be feeling itchy now and getting ready to shed.

Saffy just wanted to crawl under the wood pile and chew on old sticks, not so great for picture taking.

For some time while the dogs played together, I looked for sprouts in the garden and found this little lupine...

and a bit of hyssop coming along...

though the rabbits have done a lot of damage this winter. Feasting on my plants and digging too!

We have been updating the electronics around the house in the last few months and recently got a new 50" plasma TV, a *huge* upgrade from the 19" one we'd had since about 1996! Last night, we got a Play Station 3 to hook up to it and Jeff has been playing Motorstorm. Here he is just starting out, in last place and about to hit a wall, LOL! He's getting better now.

He was able to put down the controls couple of times so I could try too, and it is addictive! I was really bad at first, but then managed to spend most of one round in 1st place! The trouble is that when I get into the top places, I get excited and make mistakes and crash. So, I'm still not out of the first level! We got a 'treasure hunt' type game to try soon too. Mainly we got the PS3 for playing BlueRay DVD's though. Now, all we need to complete our technology update is surround sound! It's just a matter now of figuring out which receiver and speakers to get.

You know, playing Motorstorm reminded me of a Smack the Pony sketch that I think is sooo funny, called 'Girlie Driver'. Luckily, you can see it on YouTube!

Have a Happy Weekend!


belaybunny said...

I'd better hide your photos of the huge TV and PS3 from my DH as he's after both ;) I love the lace t-shirt you knit and the scarf btw - very nice.

I wish spring would hurry up and arrive over here!!

freshisle said...

What great new 'toys'! Don't you love how we sit sooooo close to that huge tv.

2paw said...

Silas is having such fun!!! Peri is like Saffy: hiding!! She spent a whol day sitting at the fence watching the neighbours' party, hoping for a treat I think. I love the opposite seasons, we are seeing all the Autumn leaves and you are having Spring!! Here it is the kangaroos and wallabies eating everything. It is still so dry there is little food for them in the bush.