Monthly Archives: April 2015

April Showers = May Flowers – Bring them on!

My nephew, who lives in Germany, is coming home for the first time in years. What a blessing for my mom. She only has four grandchildren, and each of them are precious to her. That I truly get. Long distance … Continue reading

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A Big Hill

I vacuumed and washed windows in my mother’s house, small things to do but they made me feel useful. I wheeled Mom outside for her first time out since fall. She loved smelling the fresh air, and seeing the birds … Continue reading

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A Rose in the Garden

I planted a beautiful white rose and it had a spectacular season last year, blooming multiple times. The creamy blossoms started out pale yellow and by the time each one was fully open, it was white. The rose was a … Continue reading

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Advocacy

We’re getting our first April shower. Nice! It is so needed. Before the rain started, I put in drip-hose for my new garden beds. Hopefully, all is set so I can take trips with confidence this summer. I don’t want … Continue reading

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April Showers

Six year old birthday parties are cool. I now have a driveway of many colors. We gave the kids a giant box of sidewalk chalk and let them have at it. At one point before going outside, the kids had … Continue reading

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What? No Internet?

I woke up to no Internet. How quickly did our lives change to this type of electronic dependence? Having no Internet would not have mattered a decade ago. Now it does. Brutal weather has ravaged areas in the midwest. I … Continue reading

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Love Isn’t Always Easy

I’m closing in on completing the new flower garden. The gravel is all moved, that was the biggest challenge, and now I have to take up the fabric, add humus, dig out the half-dead barberry bush, and plant the new … Continue reading

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Okay

I am reviewing resumes and letter of interest for eighth graders. Once again, I want to reiterate my previous statements about valuing our teachers more. We do a horrible job of rewarding the people we have entrusted our children’s futures … Continue reading

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April Fools

Where did this tradition get started? Some holidays are religious traditions, some were days set aside to memorialize great people or events, some have grown into an event because of the commercial opportunity, and then there is April 1st, also … Continue reading

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