March 21
Happy Spring!  I didn't think it would ever get here.  This winter has been so long and unusually snowy.  I never did hear an official total, but by my (less than scientific) measurements, we got nearly SEVEN FEET of snow in January and February.  We've had several absolutely gorgeous days in a row.  The sun has been shining fully and the afternoon temperatures have been in the 60's and 70's.  Everyone has been enjoying it and taking advantage of the nice days to get work done outside.  Everyone, except me, that is.  I made it all winter without getting sick and came down with a cold on Thursday.  It's been a nasty one, too, with aches and pains and terrible congestion.  I managed work on Thursday and Friday (didn't really have a choice with them being short drivers as it is) but haven't done much else.  Today is the first day that I can breathe through my nose and the aches are much less, so I guess I'm on the mend.  Woo hoo!
Tuesday evening I went to a meeting of the planning committee for the Civic Club's 90th anniversary celebration.  It was a bit frustrating.  The club has a long history and has done some very good things for the community in the past, but the membership is not that big these days and most of the members are senior citizens.  Actually, all of them are except for me.  I am the youngest by about 17 years.  I think some of the members view me as the hope for the club's future and actually, I do have a few ideas on that so we'll see how it goes.  The committee meeting, though, was....trying.  One lady who has been very influential and is still involved in literally every civic-minded organization in town is very vocal in her opinions and always knows "just what we should do."  Unfortunately, the other ladies are tired of the same thing over and over and argue with her.  It just doesn't register.  A couple of the others get bogged down in reminiscing.  I try to be respectful of the ladies, but any chance I got to jump on something and get it moving or throw out some new ideas, I took!  Most of the ladies actually seem to appreciate the new ideas and having the responsibility taken off their hands.  Many of the members have health issues as well, that keep them from doing as much as they used to.
Matt and Sora came for a visit again yesterday while Ashlei was at work!  I am liking this new job of Ashlei's!  It isn't that I don't want to see her, but it sure is nice to be seeing Sora so much and Matt wouldn't be looking for somewhere to hang out if she wasn't working.  Sora is just getting so big.  She and Matt met Megan at the park to walk before coming here and as soon as Matt set her down she ran over to me with her arms up for a big hug.  Awwww....melts my grandma heart!  She takes my finger to lead me around to what she wants to show me and she is so curious and asks about everything she sees.  She is still her Aunt Meggie's girl, though.  She just adores her and spends most of her time in Meg's room watching her and getting into things.  I'm so glad Megan adores her right back.
We didn't get to go to church last night.  I still wasn't feeling up to sitting there for an hour and Tim had OSHA training for work and didn't get home in time, anyway.  We really wanted to go.  We got a couple of nice letters from members this week expressing their hope we'd come back.  Next week for sure.
Not much else to tell this week with being sick.