friends & fellow warrior parents. I woke to another very chilly March morning (14 degrees but it's no longer snowing). I heard on the weather report yesterday that our area has had snow on the ground since November 29th. That makes it one long hard winter. However, yesterday even amidst the snow & such, you could feel a hint of spring in the air. The winds are coming from the south & I could smell the change in seasons. The spring birds have returned - they are showing up at my feeders. So it won't be long before spring starts to bloom around here. wm's IEP/education planning meeting has been rescheduled today (thank goodness) due to illness among most of the staff (you know the ones that actually work with the kids - the kids who pass this back & forth incessantly). I'm thankful as I'm going down with the crud now. So today is pj - stay warm - don't let myself get too sick day. I'm wrapping in a quilt, running the vaporizer & drinking lots of tea. Thanks for listening to the whine. I'll probably be able to play with my new set of water color paints that husband bought me yesterday . For no reason at all - just because! Enjoy your Thursday - I hope it's a calm one with cooperative difficult children. May your problems be small & manageable; your joys be huge & memorable today.