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Sights of spring


Every year as we roll into the month of March, I find myself craving spring weather. I’m ready for flowers to bloom, bike rides, and grilled food. Around here, it is usually April before we really get spring. Sometimes we get a bit of a tease in March. But, use this year as an example, we had snowfall on April 18th.

First, it’s the daffodils that pop up all around the neighborhood. But, what I love even more is when our pear tree blooms. It is a beautiful sight to see right out in front of the house.

It may not smell pretty, but it is a great sight. Blooming right below the tree are some of my other favorites in the yard.

This is when I start to really feel like spring is here.  But then, we have a couple of windy, dreary days, and the blooms on the tree are all gone. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had some crazy weather around here. Last week we had 3 days at nearly 90 degrees. But, by the end of the week we were back to unseasonably cool temperatures in the low 50s. This isn’t all that uncommon. My daughter was born on May 11th 6 years ago, and it was a cloudy, rainy 45 degrees that day.

But, after several chilly days, especially the cloudy ones like today, I find myself once again longing for signs of spring. Guess the pictures will have to do.


17-Pound, 4-Month-Old Baby Denied Health Insurance for Being Too Fat – Children’s Health – FOXNews.com


17-Pound, 4-Month-Old Baby Denied Health Insurance for Being Too Fat – Children’s Health – FOXNews.com

This story really got my attention last night.  Tommy was that same size when he was 4 months old.  Now, at 6 years old, he is FAR from obese.  He is average height for his age and is actually slightly below average weight for his age.  The thought that this very thing could have happened to us just makes me shudder.  What’s next…are we going to start denying health care coverage to large babies at birth?  If so, then that would have been my other child.  Both of my kids are happy and healthy little kids.

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