April, no foolin’

The magnolias are blooming right now. There are some huge ones — towering over the houses they’re planted next to. I wish my mom could come visit to see, as they’re so much bigger than the one we had in Golden Valley. I took some pictures of the ones near the downtown library last week. Aren’t they lovely? Continue reading

Is that spring in the distance?

Not even the far distance at that! Today, the temperature hit 50 degrees (Fahrenheit), and while running errands with the kids this afternoon, all of us were in our shirtsleeves. The boy told me he’s not going to wear his heavy jacket any more this season, and I agreed that that seems reasonable.

Warmth. Escape to the outdoors (for the few brief weeks before pollen starts dropping everywhere, and the only thing worse than the pollen in the air is the humidity in the air). No more snow days for the kids.

That’s what I’m grateful for this Monday. What about you?