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Happy belated St. Patrick's Day.  In honor of the day, the kid built a leprechaun trap using a pop bottle filled with gold coins made of construction paper.  They were covered with the greatest invention since the wheel, glitter glue.  The leprechaun was too wily to fall for that but he did leave a note.  Liam O'Shaughnessy claimed a glue allergy but did give good marks for effort.  In true kindness, he left a four leaf clover plant to grow and a container of putty that squeaks and makes farting noises when squeezed.  My nine-year-old's dream gift.

Today is St. Joseph's Day and tomorrow is the first official day of spring.  Happy first birthday, Tommy Padalecki, sometime around now.  I'm sure there will be the obligatory photos of the child smeared with cake and frosting.  I will be turning a much more dignified 45 later this week.  I hope to have my cake and eat it too, not wear it.  I have no idea how this much of my life passed in the blink of an eye.  It's been good with more blessings than I can count.

Winter has seemed more endless than usual.  The sun is out but it's bitter cold and the snow keeps coming.  Winter in late March isn't abnormal here but we've had a couple of easy winters and I got out of practice gutting it out.  (It's a marathon, not a sprint.)  I really think bears have it right with the whole hibernation thing.  I seem to have hit the perfect storm of cabin fever, midlife birthday angst and my body no longer responding to my antidepressant.  Ladybugs and box elder bugs aren't deterred by these mundane things and are coming out of the woodwork like it might be spring after all.  We are heading to warm Phoenix for spring break later this week.  Spring training, sun, no boots, and fresher veggies will make a world of difference.  The rest of it will keep for a week.

Hope it feels like spring wherever you are in the north and still feels like the glorious part of early autumn in the south.  


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Mar. 20th, 2013 04:24 am (UTC)
When is your birthday, if you don't mind me asking. It'd be awesome if yours is the same as mine! I'll be 46 btw :)
Mar. 20th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
The 23rd, when's yours? Normally years kinda come and go without notice but this one's looming for whatever reason. I'm feeling the passage of time more than I have. Then tonight, my kid asked me what I thought things would be like in 2068. Ack...it turned out to be an interesting exercise. I should write stuff down and somebody can see how close we got. A ton has changed since we were born and who knows where it all goes from here. I'm looking forward to seeing it all play out.
Mar. 20th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
On the 21st. 4 more years to the Big Five and that's a scary thought lol.
Mar. 21st, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
Hey, there, happy birthday. I hope it's a great year for you. And then we just got to remember that 50 is just a number. We'll rock it, whatever it is. 8-)
Mar. 21st, 2013 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! ♥
Mar. 29th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I meant to say Happy Birthday! Seeing your comment on ash's post reminded me. We share a birthday week - I was 42 on the 20th.
Mar. 29th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to you. March is a good month for birthdays. It's fun that there seem to be so many of us in the same age ballpark. It was a good birthday. I was somewhere warm and sunny with a side order of chocolate. Hope yours was lovely too.
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