Yep..... this week must be the official start of Spring for this year. No, NOT at all because the weather says so! Although, today has actually been about the closest day, weather wise, we have had that resembles Spring. And No, NOT just simply because the calendar states that Spring Equinox is officially tomorrow! Rather, I am convinced that Spring has arrived simply because our lives are about to get absolutely, completely and totally crazy nuts as of this week!!! AND, it won't slow down for us from this week until around the first week of September!!! I am NOT kidding, either........
Starting with this evening, baseball season has officially begun for us. And this year, it's not just one kid, but both kids playing! Sierra has her very first "machine pitch league" practice this evening at 6:30pm. Evan has his first practice for the boys "10U competitive" team this Thursday evening. From here on out, there will be practices at least twice a week, if not more, until games begin!!!
Next, on Wednesday.... Grammy and Papa and Aunt Janice will be arriving to stay with us for a while. They are coming to visit with us, spend time with the kids, to attend Sierra's big dance recitals, celebrate my birthday.... and then Grammy will stay with us to spend Spring Break with the kids, while Papa and Aunt Janice go back to Oregon.
Yes, you read correctly.... I have a birthday this week... on Thursday to be exact!!! 44 years old.... and so glad that I do NOT feel that age at all!!! Having my health back, and choosing to take care of myself on the inside and the outside..... has me feeling about 10 years younger that I did just a short 3 years ago!!! YAY :-)
And yes, in addition to my birthday this week, we have Sierra's dance recitals as well.... on Friday evening, and again on Saturday afternoon. She has been working long and hard to learn her dance routine, and is so very excited for us all to be there to watch her perform..... and I am certain she is going to do a most wonderful job!
As we wind down next weekend and head into the final week of March, we will fall into the more regular (yeah, sure...whatever that means) routine of baseball practices and family life. The first week of April is Spring Break..... and we have no set plans as of yet, with exception that Grammy will be here with us. No doubt, the kids will come up with many things for us to do, I am sure of that! :-)
I am still having a most difficult time believing that March is nearly come and gone!!! What happened??? I know we have had a crazy month here, with some really significant things happening lately..... but this just isn't right. I mean.... it was still snowing here as of yesterday!!! And the low lying hills all around us are still blanketed in white!!! This "Global Warming" is going to cause us all to freeze to death, from what I am seeing so far!!! :-(
So, the first quarter of this year didn't start off really well for us..... so, I would really like to put it all behind us, and start our year fresh with the coming of April..... that shouldn't be too much to ask, I don't think. I mean, Easter is in April, and that is more than enough good reason to celebrate!!! So, we will plan to start this year with April, Easter, Spring, Baseball, Dance, Birthday and Family!!!!!
Oh, and one last thing..... for all who read my last blog post..... YES, we are still hurting! YES, we are still dealing with it! YES, we are still waiting on the legal system to run its course! YES, I still stand by my every word and action that resulted from what that sick monster did to my family! And YES, I firmly believe that it is my duty to get the word out to everyone I care about, and to do my part to help protect them all from having to ever be caught in any situation with this very sick and slick person, where they could find themselves in the same predicament as we did!!!