Sunday, March 20, 2005

Spring equinox

Spring officially starts today.

RC: Mommy, what’s an equinox
Mom: It’s when the length of day and night are the same.

This past week, the sun has already been up when I wake up in the morning. It’s wonderful to see the light of day once I open the blinds when I prepare breakfast. Also, I will have peace of mind now that RG doesn’t have to venture out in the dark when he leaves for school in the morning.

It’s slushy and it looks yucky outside. Brown stuff on the snow banks doesn’t look as pretty as only all white stuff. But this means only one thing. Spring is finally here. And although we still have snow, it’s getting warmer and grass is starting to peek out.

RC was just telling me the other day how his teacher, Mrs. M., was telling his class that if you slip (on ice), don’t use your arms to support your body because you could break the bones in your hands or arms. Just let your body fall on the ground or ice.

This morning, I just learned that someone we know did slip on ice and broke her arm. Her bones were dislocated and metal has to be inserted to support the bones while they heal. She’s in a cast now.

So, people, please be careful out there.

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