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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Ready for Spring

  • We anticipate it all winter long. Those days when the thermometer finally reaches 50 degrees or better.
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  • We anticipate it all winter long. Those days when the thermometer finally reaches 50 degrees or better.
     
    The days when we wake up and the birds are singing their sweet melodies welcoming our sleepy eyes to bright sunshine. Days when we are driving down the highway and traces of dirty snow are gone from the ditches. Those are the signs of spring we look forward to experiencing.
     
    If we could only be like the bear who crawls into a cavern and sleeps the worst and coldest hours away, layered in our cozy fat body until the day when it is time to venture out. Would we be happy about that prospect?
     
    Probably not.
     
    We’d have to work even harder to get rid of that layer of winter fat we accumulated.
     
    Die-hard Twins fans were even in Target Field watching the home opener Monday afternoon in temps of 35 degrees. We just can’t wait for warmth and will even subject ourselves to those outdoor temps for a glimpse of summer ball and the meaning it brings.
     
    Saturday I’ll be heading down to Winona to walk in the Fools 5 Cancer Walk with my daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids. Both of Justin’s parents died from cancer so it’s an important event for all of them. And, this year Caitlin and Isaac are old enough to understand why they are walking. Because the kids will be walking too, we’re only going to do the one-mile walk. It will be a significant enough start for them and hopefully a day they will always remember why we sought pledges to walk.
     
    It is officially spring, which means it’s time to spring off the couch and get outside to gather some of the natural vitamin D from the sunshine. Are you ready for spring?
     
    Thought for the week: We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller.

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