Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring Has Sprung

Oh what a beautiful day it was! The outside temperature climbed all the way to 65 degrees, which is a big thing this time of year in northeast PA. I had all the windows open, airing out the old "staleness" of winter. Ah, spring! Granted, I have had to deal with lots of tree pollen. My allergies are in full gear right now, LOL!

Another wonderful thing about spring is the emergence of all the insects! Amanda was in her glory today, going through the yard looking for signs of life emerging from the ground. She said she found some interesting critters. Of course, they are probably in my freezer right now. I used to get freaked out by her putting them in there, but that quickly subsided when the numbers and sizes grew immensely! Having a child interested in entomology will do that :)

Today was also the final day of our upper level CCD production of "The Passion Play". It is a wonderful and moving performance by the kids. Amanda had two parts: an apostle and a witness. The students worked very hard, and I commend them. It can also bring adults to tears, considering the way the crucifixion is portrayed. The kids make it appear as though the young man who portrays Jesus is really being nailed to the cross. Very realistic! I cry every time :(

I'm counting down the weeks when planting season starts. I know it will truly be spring when the farmers are busy in the fields.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pollen Forecast

Today, I was checking the weather forecast for the upcoming week. A pretty mundane activity, until I went to the weather channel online, and they had the first high pollen forecast posted.


I thought, gee this is crazy, considering we have a little over a foot of snow on the ground, and are due for more tomorrow afternoon and evening. My husband noticed the trees, and said it does appear they are beginning to bloom. The lilac bushes already have tiny buds, and the maple is going to sap pretty late. Normally I don't pay attention to these things, but this year some things seem different.

Now if that pollen forecast is anything like it's predicted, those of us with allergies are in for one long suffering season :(

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Feeling Groovy :)

It's been one of those weeks! I've been sick since last week with a severe cold. Over the weekend, it turned much worse. I went to the doctor on Monday, and was told I have bronchitis. Great, I have the diagnosis, but was given the wrong meds. Back to the doctor yesterday, diagnosed with severe bronchitis, and given the right meds! Hooray! Now, those meds are intended for someone with pneumonia. The cough syrup is so strong, it sent me off into la-la land for eight hours last night.

I'm grateful to have a wonderful daughter who has been willing to pick up the slack when it comes to housework. She has been very helpful, especially when it comes to helping with what I normally do every day. She even did her schoolwork without me having to help with the more difficult subjects. I usually spend time teaching her math and Latin. To my surprise, she checked her own work, and entered her grades in my book. I knew she was honest when she entered one score as 82%. It makes me proud she would never cheat :)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

My First Blog Post

I decided to jump in, and create a blog, just like the rest of the DCF ladies. Of course, I don't think mine will be as interesting as the others. Then again, it might, considering what I deal with on a daily basis. Now I have to figure out how to post links and pictures. I know the other gals will give me a hand if I get stuck :)