Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Full of Grace

  • Somebody flipped the weather switch to spring.  We went from sub zero to almost 50 degrees literally overnight.  It’s amazing how the warmth, sunshine and longer days change people’s moods.  Fortunately the temps have dropped some again, otherwise we would have had massive flooding.  

  • The sidewalks have melted enough to start walking to work again.  Oh how I love that brisk morning walk to start my day.

  • Having the honor of awarding the Daphne scholarship.   Those who have read this blog for a while know that I started a small scholarship in honor of Daphne for a high school senior going to college for science.  Then her mother made the scholarship amount quite significant and created a fund to keep it funded after her death.  I know how much even small scholarships helped my daughters so it is a real joy (although difficult choice) to gift this money to a promising scientist.

  • I surprised Martha with tickets to the women’s NCAA regional semi final basketball games.  I am not so grateful for getting the tickets as I am for her very enthusiastic response.   It’s nice to be able to make someone so happy.

  • Peachie home safely from her cross country travels.   I will sleep much better tonight.


  1. Things are looking up!
    My mom established a small scholarship in honor of her grandmother back in the '70's. There wasn't enough money to keep it funded for long but I know that it gave her great satisfaction while it lasted. It's a beautiful way to honor and remember someone.
    Really glad that you are getting some Spring!

  2. i am so glad for you! and for Spring! your appreciation for so much large and small is wind for your sails, 8. well deserved.


  3. We eased up the temperature ladder, reaching 70 yesterday. Today, barely 40. Fun. Not. Hi-ever, all the snow and ice finally gone--took 4 days over 50 degrees to do it.

    Happy dance for brisk walk to work!

  4. Yay spring! Overcast and rainy today, but we're consistently getting warmer temps now, which I just love.

  5. These are lovely. I'm especially touched at the awarding the scholarship. A wonderful memorial.

  6. Great news about the scholarship and enjoy the games! I can't believe the flyers beat KY :) Love it when surprises move along the bracket...