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April Fool’s

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I am so glad that it is April 2nd, I am not one for pulling off jokes for April Fools Day but I do get sucked into a few. I did enjoy reading the joking that were done on the web they were a little more creative and really needed some planning.

So here we are in Spring and Easter is still another 4 weeks away…crazy. We are experiencing high winds here, about 60 mph gusts, so it really does not look like spring at all.

The kids go back to school on Monday and my class starts tomorrow. Busy time for us right now but so looking forward to routine again.

There is a lot going on this month so we should be busy and productive.

Time Off

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Had to take a little time off for personal reasons. Part of that was that I was struggling with the writing process.

Well spring has come to the Pacific Northwest and the difference between spring and winter is that the rain is a little warmer. I really shouldn’t complain we have had some beautiful weather soaking up some Vitamin S (sun). Have had windows open a couple of different times this last week…need to get the fresh air in and the winter air out.

The kids started their spring break so they will be home all next week so we have begun the never-ending stream of friends through the house for part of a day or for the night. Have to admit I really don’t mind. Some of their friends you can’t even tell that someone is here.

Started some spring cleaning yesterday with my closet…what a mess. I have a couple of other areas that we will be tackling this week…the kids always enjoy housework. LOL

Think I will check out the breakfast situation. Happy Sunday All!!!

Secrets

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Have you ever noticed that some people can keep secrets and others cannot? Some of those people you never even really know that they have something to hide but then there are others that you can tell right away that there is something hidden underneath.

The best part about it is that there are a few people in my life that are so transparent and it is so funny. I have been known to keep secrets but I have also unintentionally spilled the beans without realizing what I was doing until it was too late.

Sometimes I think the greatest secret that we keep as parents have to do with the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus. Unfortunately we grow out of “believing” . My kids are split in the belief stage of life. The Tooth Fairy came out through kids that they know. The Easter Bunny has never been a super strong belief because we have always talked about the real reason that we celebrate Easter.

Santa Claus is a whole other story…they both know what we are celebrating during Christmas and they realize that gifts are given out of love and respect for others. So far we have been really good about presents being a surprise, which is good. There are times when we have gone shopping together and then split up. They understand that we buy gifts but they have been surprised every year with a family gift or something that I had already had told them was out of the price range…these come from Santa along with Christmas Stocking gifts…the little treasures of Christmas morning that give mom and dad a little time for coffee before chaos.

There are other secrets that we keep during certain times but I believe that these are the greatest secrets that we keep and we usually keep them for the longest. There are other secrets of life that come out over time…but really why grow up any faster than we really have too?!?!

Mindless Entertainment

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Mindless entertainment…there is no true meaning too it but it sure keeps us from over thinking the little things in life…and if nothing else it can make us laugh.

I love to play my games on Facebook. I really like the card games because I really do not have to think about them too much, great time killers. Just like watching some of those crazy shows that come on at night, American Dad, is the greatest in mindless entertainment. There is nothing to think about because if you truly thought about it you would not watch it.

Hubby and I have been playing Slotmania…cheaper than the casino and totally mindless. Not to mention the fact that you can bet larger sums of money then you would ever do in real life. Like playing online poker…you cares if you lose, you can’t pay the bills with it.

There are many times late at night if I can’t sleep I put in a DVD usually of a movie I have seen a hundred times or an old sitcom, I don’t have to think about what is going on and usually then it will lull me to sleep.

There are so many things that we will do to keep from over thinking all of our problems but I believe the greatest is the mindless entertainment that we all seek out in one way or another.

Days of Spring

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You sure can tell that spring is coming. The days are getting longer and the kids want to be outside for hours instead of minutes.

I love spring…there is a newness and a freshness that only comes in the earliest of days. I love watching the trees come to life with fresh blossoms.

Today being St. Patrick’s Day we are so close to spring you can feel it. The kids are starting to get their little bit of spring fever, they know that spring break is right around the corner. Oh, the days of spring.

This year Easter is so far from spring break it should be different. I always think of Easter as the true start of Spring. Everything about Easter is about renewing the spirit and Spring certainly can do that.

Looking forward to warmer weather and hopefully a bit of sunshine.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to one and all.