March began for me with a quick trip to Victoria for some work with the Ministry of Education. I love flying over on a seaplane and seeing where I live from a different perspective.
The garden has shown all sorts of signs of spring this month with the first always being our Japanese plum bloom tree in full bloom followed by the flowering currant, daffodils and our golden plum tree.
March 11 marked a milestone birthday for me - my fiftieth. Apparently fifty is a big deal! Half a century and all that. An although there is wisdom that comes with age and experience, I think the more you know, the more you realize that there is so much to learn! So there will be lots of learning still. I am thankful and appreciative to those who have helped me get to this point in my life and I am also determined that it will be a year of light, joy and fun.
And a pie for pi day...
So spring break was a little different for us this year. I worked and looked wistfully at all the photos of friends and family away at tropical destinations or playing in the snow. Neil found things to do...Adam was in full end of term mode at UBC with papers to write, exams to take etc and he worked weekend shifts at London Drugs. He donated blood for the first time too!
Colin dedicated his spring break to learning some new things. He got offered three new jobs and took two of them, one of them is training as a sushi chef at the restaurant he has been working at. He bought a ukulele and has been teaching himself to play and he also built a boat with a friend. He's put his EMR training to good use and volunteered at hockey tournaments over the break.
We had some beautiful sunny spring days...#nothawaii but still great to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
It was a low key Easter this year but the boys still appreciated finding chocolate eggs in unexpected places. There are some still yet to be found.
And wishing I had started this on January 1...I downloaded the 1 Second Everyday app to my phone for March 1.
Here is the resulting video for the month of March:
And on this last day of March...
...definitely out like a lamb, a very warm spring lamb . Blue skies forever.