I want you to know I had a completely full editorial calendar for March. Ummmm, I don’t know what happened. Actually, I do. It involved a fun trip, two not-so-fun weather events, and some health things that messed me up. But most of all? The end of winter is hard. Really stinking hard.
Point being…I’m back and a little catch up on what’s been going on our life lately seems appropriate.
First off, we went to the Celtic Music Festival in Durango. I know nothing about Celtic music, but our friends in Durango are on the board and have been telling us we should come for years, and it finally worked out this year. It was so much fun. Like I said, I didn’t know anything about the music, but the energy and atmosphere was so fun. You could tell everyone there cared deeply about what they were doing and that was magnetic. (Let that preach to your soul for hot minute.)
Also? We happened to be up on the mountain when the most beautiful fairyland snow falling. It was perfect!
We got home on a Monday night, and Russ had to head south for work on Monday morning. Which is pretty normal for this time of the year. What is not normal? Bomb cyclones. Also? Three days without electricity. During winter. Blah. So anyways, the kids and I had a chance to play real life Little House on the Prarie for a few days due to the insanity of a land hurricane.
And somewhere in the middle of that, I was supposed to go hiking with my high school girls small group. I told them I probably wasn’t going to be able to make it happen, and they were having none of it. They helped me pack my kids up and we all went hiking together. I cannot even handle it when I hear people disparage this generation, when I spend time with them I have so much hope for the future!
And then a week later? We found ourselves eating our dessert from Friday night dinner in a tornado shelter. And you know what that means…Spring is here!
It’s an exhale and a gasp all at once. I’ll take it, paradoxes and all. So we’ve spent the last week planting a total of 84 trees, which sounds like a lot (okay it is a lot), but out here in the wild west it doesn’t look like as much as you would imagine. We made it a family affair, and had a blast! (Russ might have a different opinion about this!)