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Tulip or Recital Season?

Child playing pianoSpring is finally here. The tulips and daffodils are in various stages of blooming. This means a couple of things to this mom and grandma – my schedule will be full with dance recitals, music recitals, end of year concerts, and soccer tournaments. Some will be for my own children; most will be for grandchildren.

Even when we didn’t have grandchildren, scheduling all the year-end events was often challenging – what with children who wanted to be watched while in swimming lessons, other children in dance competitions and recitals, others in music lessons with the attendant recitals. Sometimes it necessitated

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Will They Survive?

Spring is almost here. Some of you who live on the west coast or in the southern states are already well into spring – but where I live spring is an unpredictable time. Being just on the east side of the Rockies often sets us up for an interesting season.

tulip poking up through snow
tulip poking up through snow

We typically have at least one three-week period of -40 sometime in January or February. My personal rule is ‘at -40 kids don’t have to go to school.’ The school board doesn’t necessarily endorse that perspective, but -40 is the point at which the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales meet, and both agree that it’s darn cold.

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