There, that's cheerier than the ghastly ghoul I left hanging in my last post. The colors in these tulips perfectly matched some of the anime characters wandering around Back Bay last weekend with the Anime Boston convention in town. You can see a few pics of them here.
Spring is indeed off to a start in the Boston area, although it's been chilly since the March "Spring Break Week in Florida" that veered north and fooled the magnolias and a few others into jumping the gun and blossoming too early, leaving dead brown blooms behind. They were lovely for the couple of days they lasted.
Speaking of strange weather, I've been watching tiny hail come down for the last several minutes. Storms are rolling through today, but only showers are predicted - not nearly enough to slake the drought and quell the brush fires that keep breaking out. Still, more showers are due over the next several days, which can only help. It's also supposed to get warmer and should be a lovely weekend.
Alas, it will be a busy weekend. A friend with a beach house is having a "girl hang" that I'm going to Saturday until Sunday. Then I'm driving back to Boston on Sunday to be in town for the big weekend -- the Boston Marathon is on Monday and the city is overrun, so to speak, with marathoners and their supporters. It's such a fun time and, since D lives so close to the finish line, it's been a blast to be able to go cheer on the exhausted runners as they come down Boylston Street. The only fly in the ointment is the conference call my soon-to-be (unless disaster strikes) new clients scheduled for Monday morning just before the first runners come in. sigh. I shouldn't really be balking, given what a fortunate break this contract is! They have promised to get me off the call in 30 minutes, so hopefully we can sprint out the door and still see the winners come in. D will have to be posted to the tv to identify who's in the lead and if it's a close race.
Meanwhile, I am getting my home office set up and clearing out old stuff so I should be ready to get back to business once project work starts. Space in my apartment is opening up as light increasingly fills the day.