But, no rocks for me this year! It isn't the last day of school--it's just Spring Break. It's a very civilized, modern way to let everyone deal with the Spring Fever we've been dealing with since the weather turned nice here in the desert. Our principal calls it March Madness---but not the basketball kind. It's the fights and arguments that always occur this time of year as Daylight Savings Time kicks in and the air turns soft and warm. I guess our students stay up later and are more cranky. Maybe it's the "sap" running in their little tween bodies. Who knows? But there is a lot of conflict to deal with. Luckily, none of us teachers have to deal with it for a whole week. So maybe some of the festering resentments can be allowed to die down, or---for those students who live in close proximity---they can duke it out in their own yards, under their parents' supervision (or not), and I won't have to be involved. The "Break" part in Spring Break is the part I enjoy the most!
This is one of my favorite parts of spring---tulips. Tomorrow, I'm going to a store where last week I saw bouquets of daffodils for sale. I'm loading up! Fresh spring flowers are one of my favorite parts of Easter. Another favorite part is playing "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" in church. So, this week, I'll enjoy my flowers, and go over to practice--with all the stops on the organ opened up full.