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Time for Spring!

March 20th, 2011 at 03:38 pm

The girls and I are on spring break this week. Yay!

So far, it's been a bit of shop, shop, shopping! Yesterday, my husband and I shopped at Sam's Club. Later, we headed to Camping World, finding a couple things for the camper, and Cabela's, where my youngest found an on-sale spring jacket and clearance athletic shoes. The other day I went with the girls to fill a prescription at Target (got a $10 giftcard for that) and found the right size miniblinds for some the cats managed to mangle. Definitely time to stay out of stores!!

Today, we used our historical society membership for free admission to the History Center, where a traveling exhibit of George Washington was displayed. It was very interesting, and especially fun to hear my youngest tell us about what she saw when she went to Mount Vernon during her trip to DC last October. Now I really want to go there too - adding it to my list!

Though DC isn't in the plans for this year, we've booked some camping trips for the summer. As much as we'd like to travel further from home, between gas prices and school/work commitments of the girls, plus the incredible amount of money going out to higher education for two this fall, the best thing is to stick closer to home :-) We'll camp a weekend at our local county park mid-May to work out any bugs and make sure the camper's in working order. Next we head to Duluth after school ends in early June. We'll visit our oldest and do our usual sightseeing and hanging out up there. In July, we camp near Mille Lacs. Then in early August, we all travel to Custer State Park in the Black Hills area. We went two years ago, but plan to switch up what we're visiting this time. We timed this trip so that the oldest two could join us before their fall terms start. Fingers crossed! We may add some more long weekend trips to other state parks - have to enjoy the short, short summer while it lasts.

On Friday night the sky was so clear and the moon so big, though just short of full. I would have liked to see the perigee moon last night, but it wasn't to be, as there was cloud cover. We did hear a huge clap of thunder well before the mist and rain that followed. Crazy weather continues...

Our menu is following the weather changes - last night, after a beautiful warm day, I made a ranch chicken salad...tonight to warm us up after a cool, rainy day, I'm making hot ham and cheese sandwiches and soup! It may snow by Thursday! Luckily the pantry is stocked, and meals can be flexible.

No huge plans for the week - mostly hanging out and a bit of spring cleaning! Take care!!

5 Responses to “Time for Spring!”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    I noticed you said your cats mangled your blinds. Mine also like to play with the blind pull cords. We had to wind up throwing the pull cord over the curtain rod which is high enough that they can't reach it and so they don't tear up the blinds anymore. Maybe this would help you.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    We still have two more weeks before Spring break. DS#1 had spring break this past week. Can't wait for Spring break!

  3. LittleGopher Says:

    My silly cats like to think they should climb through the slats to see what's outside at night :-) Usually I leave them raised just enough for them to climb up on the sill, but another whose name is mud,err unrevealed for his sake, closed them tight to the sill...luckily they are just the cheap blinds (would I dare buy otherwise?!) Our cords are tucked up through the slats too!

    NJDebbie - may you actually have Spring for your spring break!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Ug! When will the snow end?? :-)

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Yum! Hot ham and cheese sandwiches and soup. We had that two nights ago. Smile

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