March Madness

Greetings, dear readers.

March hares, mad hatters, March madness – this is wild little season. The weather here in the lower midwest is patchwork of “ahhh” and “OH NO!”. We have daffodils blooming,
2018-02-25 12.52.43and still get snow or freezing rain every three or four days. It’s been almost 60 one day and almost 20 the next. I wear every coat I own in rotation and don’t even try to figure out which one will be needed next. There’s been enough rain that my backyard has standing water, now lovingly referred to as Lake Muddy Pup for the frequent result when I let Olive out there. She does not understand why this is not also my chief joy.

Muddy paws also mean muddy carpets, no matter how carefully I try to wipe those feet. That means Kenmore gets regular workouts. Not that he wouldn’t, anyway, because having four fur-bearers in the house means that the spring shedding season is ACTIVE, to say the least. (Dust bunnies around here look more like wooly mammoths.)

And then – there is always the surprise of a sunny morning. It’s bright and the dogs bask together on the porch bending my heart to see them curled together. The cats sit happily in a window and birds flit in and out of the feeder, stocking up before whatever comes next.

The run up to Spring is as sweet as it is unpredictable. Cheers to whatever is next!


It is not your imagination that things have been quiet around the heresaquarter quarters. Sometimes the roundrobin rodeo of work and home obligations makes it harder to keep up with everything (or anything!) I have some new ideas up my sleeve, so stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!

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