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Spring Break is Here – If Only Spring Were!

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As Prince once sang: “Sometimes it snows in April…”

We had such high hopes for this week off of school:  parks, sunshine…but NO – we had temps just above freezing – and to add insult to injury – SNOW on Friday!  Had I taken the photo earlier, it would have been coming down thick.  Granted, it did melt on the ground, but still.   


This had to be our worst Spring Break ever, and not just because of the weather.  As you know, we lost our baby about 3 weeks ago.  Starting Easter Saturday, I had some serious complications with the miscarriage. The baby stopped developing at just under 8 weeks and had required medical intervention/initiation two weeks later.  This week, after 2 evenings of SEVERE cramps etc. I got into the clinic Tuesday where the ultrasound revealed the pregnancy was still caught inside. Luckily the doctor as able to remove it in the clinic and did not require a D&C (surgical procedure). I am so relieved now, as there was great risk of infection accompanying a LOT of pain and hemorrhaging.  The process is at 3 weeks and counting. I need to get the physical part behind me in order to deal with the emotional part of loss and grief.  It has taken a real toll on our entire family.

God giveth, and he taketh away – and don’t I know it thrice over.

Snow Day!

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Yeah, we got this! We’re tough Minnesotans, born and raised!

We got nearly a foot of snow here in Minnesota and Eden Prairie Schools declared the first Snow Day in years.  This is the kind of snow we’re used to.  We’ve been spoiled this winter, with little accumulation and slippery stuff.  The neighborhood kids had fun sledding, as the temperature was up near freezing and the sun shining.

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This is what a foot of snow turns into after the plow goes by.

Last Fall I offered to get my husband a snowblower for his birthday, but in usual frugal fashion, he declined.  In exchange, he gets quite the workout on days like today.  No doubt, he’ll be sore tomorrow.  And yes, I did help him a bit despite my “delicate” condition.  I needed to get some exercise too.   I just didn’t overdo it.  Ok, life goes back to normal now…

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