18 March 2006


Cherry Blossoms by Zenobia Joy CC-BY-NC

A glance out the window suggests that Spring is trying to give Old Man Winter the boot. And none too soon, as far as I'm concerned. I love seeing the cherry trees at this time of year. The daffodils in my yard are going strong, berry bushes are budding out, and those packages of veggie seeds at the grocery store are looking rather tempting. Perhaps this is the year to plant something fun...like grape tomatoes or pumpkins. Maybe both.

A tour of the edusphere finds that most schools are already having their Spring Break...but then, most of those schools will be out by the end of May. Our break happens in April, which I usually think is not late enough. Kids come back ready for summer and there's still a whole quarter of the school year left to navigate.

As for me, I am making plans for that first week in April. I'm looking forward to going someplace sunny and warm. A change of scenery is always good, even if Spring is trying to makeover what I see through the windows.

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