It has been a intresting but good to have a blog break. I wasn't sure how I would do but it has been a blessing to have a break time. I have been cross-stitching and knitting to keep my hands busy when I am not teaching, cooking, cleaning or spending time with my family. I am thankful that the gal that is staying at my MIL's love to knit so she and I will on Wednesday eves have a knit and natter night together. I have enjoyed wonderful walks in the sun this last week. Snowdrops and crocuses are blooming here. The birds like Oregon Junkos, chickadees, woodpeckers, crows, bluejays, and robins have all come back. I really need to get my bird feeders filled again soon. My hubby and I have started sweet and hot peppers on the plant table and planning things for the garden. Also hubby has been purning the fruit trees too. I hope to be back on line ( I am at my MIL's typing this) on Tuesday or Wednesday. Hubby, the boys and I are really looking forward to being connected again. It has been fun spending time together and we need to remember to keep doing more of that after we have the computers up and working. We were pretty good but this break showed us it can be better. Well I hope to be back and blogging real soon. Till then.... blessings and ((HUGS))!