- It is almost the last day of March and there is still snow on the ground. Infact, we had heavy snow one day that was supposed to be rain. The good thing about spring snow is that it doesn't hang around too long. It melted by the end of the day. Now with some sun and warmer temps, we can now see a lot of our sleeping grass. When I say warmer temps, I mean 20s and 30's which means I still need a heavy coat. I am ready for just a jacket or sweatshirt.
- The Road to the Final Four began and many of us filled in brackets of the teams we think will win the championship. The Florida Gators are favored to win! Sooners lost in the first round and the Michigan Wolverines play tomorrow to earn their way to the Final Four.
- Sarah worked hard all month writing and re-writing chapters of her thesis. Even after having all four wisdom teeth extracted at the beginning of the month. I am so glad that I could be there with her for 4 days.
- Mary has been lead teaching in the classroom until yesterday. She had a good experience. We have made several trips to Ann Arbor, one to attend Honors Convocation!
- Matthew is balancing many classes and two jobs in Oklahoma and lined up a summer job as a carpenter in Wichita Kansas.
- Getting sick at support group the night Matthew flew home. I spent the whole week with a stomach virus I know as rotavirus. Yuck! Not the way I planned on spending spring break with Matthew. Even worse, I gave it to Jeff just in time for his birthday.
- Needless to say I had to call in sick to work one day and then I was cancelled this week for low census. Jeff was down for the count for several days at the end of the week, but thankfully the Lord gave him enough strength to lead worship on Sunday.
- The NCAA basketball tournament has been crazy. Lots of unexpected losses. Dayton was the Cinderella team this year, but the Gators sent them home today. What will happen with the Wolverines tomorrow?
- Even though we weren't feeling so well, it was magnificent to have Matthew home for 3 days. I am glad to report that he did not get the rotavirus that passed through Jeff and me!
- Sarah did a great job defending her thesis. Jeff and I were able to go to Toledo and be there in person. It was a learning experience for me. Sarah has applied for a job that seems to be a perfect fit for her. She is still in the waiting period. In the meantime, she loves caring for all the high school athletes.
- On the way home from Toledo, we stopped to see Mary and her classroom. The high school is huge and there were lots of steps. Exercise! We also met her supervising teacher who had only nice things to say. Of course!
- We have a new car! The RAV gave us some good years and miles, including the trip out to Mt Rushmore and back. Our new car is a 2013 KIA Optima Hybrid. I have nicknamed it the James Bond car. It rides so smooth and the new car smell is awesome! It has been over 20 years since we bought a brand new car. So Jeff and I are driving hybrids which really helps on gas!
- Tiger baseball starts on Monday! I will be watching the game with my buddy Deann in their theatre basement. Let's go Tigers. It will be interesting to see how the new players and manager help our team. No more snow....or the players won't be able to see the ball!
This week is filled with medical appointments, work and Mary's last Glee Club Concert. It won't be long and we will be celebrating the girls' graduation. Sarah with her Masters', Mary with her Bachelors' and Kaitlyn with her High School commencement. Wow! Magnificent!