Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring? Are you out there?

So, last Friday afternoon, while still feeling giddy that it was the end of February. . .February 28th. . .I heard a horrible rumor.  About a coming snow storm.  Nononononononono!!!  (fingers in the ears and stomping).

But, it was true.  I tried to ignore it.  In fact, it rained all afternoon on Sunday and I kept thinking, See?  It's just going to rain!.  But, no.  It changed over to freezing rain and sleet in the middle of the night and was coming down so hard it woke me up.  sigh.  And when we got up, there were several inches of snow on the ground on top of that ice.  All the rain, freezing rain and sleet made up for about 1/2" of ice under the snow, which ended up totalling about another 6 inches.

And then, to add insult to injury, it was 3 degrees on Tuesday morning when I was driving to work!!!  3 degrees!!!  It's not supposed to be 3 degrees in March!!!

It's Lent now.  I have a couple of new Lenten Disciplines, but one prayer stays in my head constantly.  Will you join me??

Lenten prayer:  Please God, make it be Spring?  PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?PleaseGod,makeitbeSpring?

On Saturday, which was pretty decent weather wise, we got together with my in-laws for a special birthday dinner.  As previously mentioned, it was my father in laws birthday.  Great time at Blue Ridge Grill (one of our favorites) and then cake and presents back at our house.  I did take Aidan over for his school skate time and then we came back to finish the celebration.

 Good times.

Aidan slept over at his friend Jake's house on Monday night.  We knew he didn't have school on Tuesday so it worked out.  How strange thought to not have my kiddo around in the morning?????  Jake is spending the night here on Friday night.  These two are becoming fast friends.


Aidan's musical tastes are evolving.  It's really rather cute to hear him say, I really like that song, Mama!!  In all of our travelling around the region for hockey, we've been listening to a lot of Top 40.  It's all good.  His current favorites, which can also be heard during his hockey games before and in between periods are Timber and Counting Stars.  I actually downloaded them to my phone so we can add them to our iPod. . .

Aidan's House League team lost the last game, but they were still happy.  They played hard and really did improve.


The time is about to Spring Forward.  This is the only thing I don't like about Spring.  It really has nothing to do with more or less light to me.  It's all about the change in the sleep patterns.  I hate that lost hour!!!  I miss my lost hour!!!  And the older I get, the harder it is to recover from that lost hour!!!  sigh.  I'll be alright.

There was a little thing I saw in the Russian Life magazine we get.  It had to do with the Dima Yakovlev law.  It said that US officials are now checking on Russian children living in the US.  Really?  It's been three years since we submitted our final Post Placement report so maybe this doesn't apply to us.  I don't know.  Just seemed like a very strange statement.  We're all very sorry and very horribly sad about what happened to Chase Harrison.  But, the Russian response is to leave hundreds of thousands of perfectly innocent children in orphanages instead of allowing them to have a home.  Well I'm just not sure how to explain that one to Aidan.

Anyway.  On a brighter note!  It's supposed to be 58 degrees on Saturday!!!!!


Spring?  Are you out there???

Have a great rest of the week!

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