Monday, March 30, 2015

3 Things on a Monday




It's my first Monday morning back from vacation and I am definately in need of some coffee to get me going. A week spent in Florida, poolside or beachside most days, was wonderful, relaxing and much needed after a cold winter. However, coming back to more cold weather and snow flurries, instead of spring temperatures, is a little frustrating and a bit of a shock. It's hard to put a winter coat back on, after wearing flip flops and a bathing suit for a week.



I did have a bit of spring to greet me when I walked in the door. Before I left, I cut some branches from my forsythia, just to have something springlike on my kitchen table. I was so surprised to see these branches blooming when I came home, because last year when I tried to force blooms by following the directions I found and changing the water in the pitcher daily, there were barely any blooms at all. I guess leaving them alone is the trick :-)


Source, Pinterest


How excited are we about the Spartans winning their game yesterday and making it to the final four? I just love this team and am thrilled to be able to watch another game. Last night there was a gathering of thousands of fans waiting for the team to return home and celebrate and I was so tempted to hop in the car and go join in. It has been an improbable tournament run and this team has a lot of heart. Between the success of our football team and now the basketball team, it has been a proud year to be an MSU alumni.

Happy Monday!



  1. Oh my, that would be hard. I would rather visit snow than live in it. :) Warm wishes for a wonderful week. Tammy

  2. Glad you had a great time on vacation. Enjoy your week catching up.

  3. It is almost criminal to have to return from vacation to snow and cold!! That's why we moved to Florida....we are home!! Pretty cool that the forsythia bloomed while you were away! That, at least, was a nice greeting for you! The basketball games have been super exciting this year, even after our favorite Villanova lost their game. Our Division II team won the championship, though, so we are very excited for the Florida Southern Mocs!! I'll be writing about it in my blog, tomorrow!

  4. Wasn't that game and victory just the best ever . . . I was a Wild Woman and couldn't contain myself!

    Faithful Forsysthia . . . fun to force the flower isn't it!

    Easter Blessings Vicki . . .

  5. Welcome back! Back to cold. Back to winter. Yuck! Its snowing here in SW Ontario this morning, so I'm assuming you're getting it too.

  6. Happy Easter! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Sorry about your final score. But at least you got your blooms forced and have a little spring inside now.


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