Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring in Montana isn’t like Spring where you are!

Lots of crafting going on but still no pictures to show.  Saturday should do it, I hope.  I’d like to FINISH something, not just get it half done.  Especially since I am working on Thumper (from Bambi) with my new Cricut Cartridge, Disney Classics.  Lots of layers!  I just love this cartridge, it is chock full of wonderful images from Bambi, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio.  I absolutely love them all!  Can’t wait for summer vacation (school is out on May 27) so I have lots of time for crafting.  Well, I hope so, anyway.  Summers seem to get full of things too fast!

Spring in the north central Plains isn’t like elsewhere in the country.  We have wind, rain, snow, hail, sleet, a little sun, or a lot of sun, and the temperatures can be miserable, either cold or hot or anywhere in between!  However, it is still Spring, not Winter!  For which I am mostly grateful!  I am not a fan of mud.  I got mud on my shoes every day last week just trying to get to school in the morning, and mud on my pants before school was out three times.  I quit looking…  Some things just can’t be changed. 

So, anyway, no green grass yet, no leaves on trees, no daffodils or tulips.  It’s looking like those will be very late this year.  I hope I have iris before July 4th, but I suspect that it could be that late.  My sister from Sacramento e-mailed me a picture of her first iris bloom this year, Stepping Out, one that came from our grandmother.  It is just beautiful, and I hope I’ll have one in my garden, whenever that happens…  Meanwhile, this is the one time of year when I do miss living farther south.  Or west.  When we lived in Oregon we had roses beginning to bud in February, iris in May, and something all year.  I am really jealous of many of you. 

Oh, another sign of Spring!!!  Senior-it is.  I have 4 students who will graduate on May 21.  All of them have become anxious, which is not helping any of us.  One is worried about what he should do after graduation.  Another doesn’t want to move out but knows he has to.  A third had started a new job every afternoon and really, really wants to be able to work all day.  The fourth is planning to attend college about 8 hours away, and the reality of that is beginning to hit home.  I don’t know if I should ask for prayers for them, that they should keep it together until the end, or prayers for me that my patience doesn’t wear out!  But your prayers are always appreciated.