Happy Spring! I didn't think it would ever get here. This winter
has been so long and unusually snowy. I never did hear an official
total, but by my (less than scientific) measurements, we got nearly
SEVEN FEET of snow in January and February. We've had several
absolutely gorgeous days in a row. The sun has been shining fully
and the afternoon temperatures have been in the 60's and 70's.
Everyone has been enjoying it and taking advantage of the nice days
to get work done outside. Everyone, except me, that is. I made it
all winter without getting sick and came down with a cold on
Thursday. It's been a nasty one, too, with aches and pains and
terrible congestion. I managed work on Thursday and Friday (didn't
really have a choice with them being short drivers as it is) but
haven't done much else. Today is the first day that I can breathe
through my nose and the aches are much less, so I guess I'm on the
mend. Woo hoo!
Tuesday evening I went to a meeting of the planning committee for
the Civic Club's 90th anniversary celebration. It was a bit
frustrating. The club has a long history and has done some very
good things for the community in the past, but the membership is not
that big these days and most of the members are senior citizens.
Actually, all of them are except for me. I am the youngest by about
17 years. I think some of the members view me as the hope for the
club's future and actually, I do have a few ideas on that so we'll
see how it goes. The committee meeting, though, was....trying. One
lady who has been very influential and is still involved in
literally every civic-minded organization in town is very vocal in
her opinions and always knows "just what we should do."
Unfortunately, the other ladies are tired of the same thing over and
over and argue with her. It just doesn't register. A couple of the
others get bogged down in reminiscing. I try to be respectful of
the ladies, but any chance I got to jump on something and get it
moving or throw out some new ideas, I took! Most of the ladies
actually seem to appreciate the new ideas and having the
responsibility taken off their hands. Many of the members have
health issues as well, that keep them from doing as much as they
Matt and Sora came for a visit again yesterday while Ashlei was at
work! I am liking this new job of Ashlei's! It isn't that I don't
want to see her, but it sure is nice to be seeing Sora so much and
Matt wouldn't be looking for somewhere to hang out if she wasn't
working. Sora is just getting so big. She and Matt met Megan at
the park to walk before coming here and as soon as Matt set her down
she ran over to me with her arms up for a big hug. Awwww....melts
my grandma heart! She takes my finger to lead me around to what she
wants to show me and she is so curious and asks about everything she
sees. She is still her Aunt Meggie's girl, though. She just adores
her and spends most of her time in Meg's room watching her and
getting into things. I'm so glad Megan adores her right back.
We didn't get to go to church last night. I still wasn't feeling up
to sitting there for an hour and Tim had OSHA training for work and
didn't get home in time, anyway. We really wanted to go. We got a
couple of nice letters from members this week expressing their hope
we'd come back. Next week for sure.
Not much else to tell this week with being sick.