SPRING forward

I’ve been out in the neighborhood rabble-rousing. That’s just so me. Actually, my HOA made what I believe is an unwise decision, so I’m out asking my neighbor’s opinions. That’s what’s supposed to happen in a democracy, right? We’ll see where it goes, but I have found out I’m not the only one unhappy about it. That’s good to know.

I’m also attempting what I call ‘conscious shopping.” On my last trip to the grocery store, I had several things on my list that came in differing packaging options, depending on the brand. I chose the biodegradable boxes, also recyclable, over one-time plastic. I hit a hiccup with cabbage vs convenient coleslaw (already prepped). Both came wrapped in plastic. I chose convenience in that case, but other than that one item, I came home without plastic. I did spend a little extra time, but next time will go faster.

Has anyone tried the new silicone straws? They have to be better than the paper ones, which proved to be a disaster.

The sun is out. I hope it’s here for a while, and not a one day tease. Basking in it is so luxurious. What a simple, inexpensive treat. I appreciate it. I feel like I’m getting a massage sitting at my desk with the sun shining in the window.

Odyssey of the Mind regional competition happened yesterday. Wow! I got the hang of my job (inputting scores in the computer), but I sure wouldn’t be a good coach. Their job is totally hands off. The kids (without outside help from coach or parents, etc.) have to think up their own solution to the problem, their skit, costumes, everything. I can certainly say we have a lot of creative kids in our area. Putting on this tournament is a huge undertaking. My hat’s off to all of the kids, the volunteers, the judges, the coaches and the parents.

AND, don’t forget the time change, our semi-annual exercise in self-torture.

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