Oh today and the rest of this week are scheduled to be beautiful in Grammie’s world.
It seems that the groundhog was correct this year, with a prediction of an early spring.
Many students are enjoying March break right now and great weather only helps parents and grandparents with ideas to keep little ones occupied and having fun.
In my home town, there are many opportunities to get to the zoo, the art gallery and the museum, with many of these venues offering reduced admissions. Our libraries also have a full roster of activities and shows for the children.
I have also noticed many grandparents out with their grandkiddies, walking the dog, playing frizzbee and just enjoying each other’s company.
March break is a great time to spend some quality time with those we love. It also helps out the parents that must go to work regardless of the school break.
Do you have something special that you like to do with your grandkiddies?
How about taking them for a ride on the subway or bus. Pick a stop where you have not been before and check out the neighborhood. It’s always a good thing to find out what is available and where with a quick search on the internet. You don’t want too many surprises when you are out and about! Can you just hear the little ones telling mom and dad about their adventures? Many of us don’t get the opportunity to look at other places, we tend to go for the known, sometimes though, stepping out of the ordinary into a new reality, is an eye opener for us as well as for them.
Take the time, check out where you’d like to go and then do it! Have some fun and discover a new thing or two.
If that is not possible, then take the time to go out in the garden and enjoy the changes that are happening there.
It’s a great time to rake up the debris that has gathered in all corners. Why just today I was out in the yard and at least 10 grey jays were singing their hearts out. Blue jays, redwinged Blackbirds, Cardinals and even a little woodpecker could be seen flitting through the trees.
The ice in the pond is melting and the fish are starting to warm up. They even wanted to say hello, venturing from the depths of the pond up into the shallows.
A quick peek around the garden also had me thrilled. Snow bells are blooming and the tulips, crocus, primroses are all starting to show some growth. The clematis vines and all kinds of other plants are already producing small leaves, new for this season. For this grammie, that is a real excitement. Even the greenhouse is starting to bustle. Planting benches are set up and the growing pots and seeds are about to make their way into the warmth, so the seeds will be sprouting shortly. So much to do and with the help of little hands, so much to experience.
Happy March break everyone!
- Planting a Garden (633woman.com)