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    Spring is in the Air

    What is the bright orange-orb in the eastern skies this morning? Does it for tell a spring-like day ahead of us? My bones begin to warm at even the thought of winter turning to spring. I sent my kindergartner to school today just *knowing* he will have outdoor recess. (They stick to indoor recess in the gym when the weather is below freezing.) I love to imagine the sights and sounds of the playground around noon today. I’m sure it will sound quite heavenly as they run out the door straight to the playground soaking up the ‘warmer’ weather. My preschooler and I will get out today and sweep off…

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    S’more Simple Pleasures

    Give a 5 year old, or a 50 year old a stick, a place in front of an outdoor fireplace, unlimited marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Ahhhhhhh life, it is good! We live in the country. We clear land, burn wood, cut thin branches and eat s’mores! My daughter lives in suburbia. They buy wood, fire up the deck fire pit, and use coat hangers for the ‘roasting’, and eat s’mores. Simple pleasures. Life long memories. Instant road back to childhood. Instant road to ‘maturity’ – holding something so close to the fire. (With permission!) One roasted marshmallow can cover a square foot of skin in less than it takes…