2. Even though it's only March 1st, parents around me are starting to plan their summers. Of course, we're not much for plans -- we like to keep things open and unscheduled, and it never fails to surprise me how different we are from most people I know in this way. Many of my friends already have their kiddos signed up for various camps and activities...and we, of course, have not. E wants to do a karate camp, which we'll probably sign her up for. Beyond that, I think we'll keep the summer open for whatever comes our way (and camping, of course).
3. March also means testing in schools. I'm not a fan, but I've long since given up thinking there's anything that I personally can do about it. Starting Monday, both kids will have tests daily for two full weeks. It consumes their days, and I feel for the teachers (most of whom hate it as much as the parents do). *sigh*
4. One of my best friends is taking this weekend (including today) to go and sit on the beach and just read and soak up the sun...I will admit to a hint of envy. I'd love to get away from everything for a while -- but it's rarely possible, no?
5. It's supposed to be quite spring like this weekend. There's enough snow on the ground to inhibit too many spring-like activities, though...still, it'll be nice to have a warmer hint in the air, right?
Happy March 1st!