All good things must come to an end, and so, it’s back to school we go. The weather is absolutely nasty and cold. We did have a few nice days during spring break. I managed to get a flower bed dug out and planted. I just hope the flowers survive this frigid weather. I am still very thankful for the water we are receiving. The land is saturated, but we will be crying for rain before too long. March is just one of those strange months.
We have five March birthdays in our family. They span several generations, but March is a very popular month for babies. We were part of the visitation teams that are going out on Sunday afternoons. We stopped to talk with Eddie Campbell. He has a new great granddaughter Rylie Owen. Rylie was a little premature, but she is doing well. Bev Cohn arrived home from church to hear the news that her twin great granddaughters were born. Madlyn and Avery came into the world weighing 5’6 oz and 5’12 oz, everyone is doing well, and I believe Bev said this would make 23 grandchildren! I have a feeling I will never catch up to that quiver full!
We have a week of school and then the students will have to take the TAKS tests. Please make sure your student gets lots of rest next week. Daylight savings will make this a little harder, but kids need to be in bed around nine. I know with our busy schedules that doesn’t happen often, but those little bodies need at least eight hours of sleep. Last year we had a very solid year for our elementary students. It stands to reason that should transfer over to this year. We’ll have to wait and see. So many factors change over a year.
We are going to head into district tennis with very little practice. That doesn’t leave me feeling very confident. I think my team is overcommitted. Most of my players are in multiple activities and can only give token time to each activity. It’s part of the good/bad things about small schools. The issue for me is that although they get more opportunities to participate in events, they have less opportunity of outstanding success in all those events. There is no simple answer. We just need more students to fill the spots.
I hope everyone was able to attend the one act play event on Monday evening. Mrs. Hall, the cast, all crew and weathered a rough season to produce what we hope will be a district winning play. Imagine, all that fun and TAKS to boot! Did I mention we were off on spring break right before TAKS testing? Life is just too much fun!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week. I have to remind myself that God is still in control no matter how the picture is painted. Please pray for our wonderful troops, our country and our government. We live in a wonderful country. God bless America.