Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Signs of Spring!

Spring must be right around the corner...the birds are coming back. This little hermit thrush was on our suet feeder Sunday in the midst of quite a snowfall. Haven't seen him since, maybe he decided to go south again for a couple of weeks. The weather man on channel 6 last night also reported seeing Red-Winged Blackbirds back in the area. Another good sign!

In other news, the Wauwatosa Red Raiders Boys Basketball team won the WIAA Division 1 State Basketball Championship Saturday night at the Kohl Center in Madison! All of Tosa is buzzing and so proud of our team! Kurt took one of seven student fan busses over to Madison last Thursday night for the quarter-final game. He and his buddies watched the semi-final game and the championship game on TV from their suite at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells on Friday and Saturday. Who has it harder than that kid?

We are really looking forward to our Spring Break trip to Florida next Saturday (3/22). Not sure what we will do with ourselves for five whole days without snow on the ground and crater-sized potholes to negotiate while driving around town. Hoping that most, if not all, of our snow is gone when we get back and we can turn our attention to the yard and the garden.

Hope you have had a meaningful Lenten season. I have enjoyed a book study at church on John Ortberg's The Life You've Always Wanted. Our last session is tonight and I hate to see it end. Palm Sunday this week already! Bill and some of the other men of our church will be up before the crack of dawn making fresh hot crossed buns for our coffee hour after the service. They are so delicious!

Happy Easter