The Children Have Left the Building


Spring break is over!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay! The grubby little bastards, I mean MY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, have gone back to school. I will celebrate by watching grown-up TV shows, eating chocolate for lunch, and going to the bathroom with the door open.

Mostly, I’m going to write a lot. ๐Ÿ˜†

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Azalea buds are opening up here in North Carolina! What are the signs of spring in your area?


  1. Katie says:

    My kids go back today too – but I’m Off…till tomorrow when I have to go back to teach other people’s grubby little…I mean angel darlings.
    Spring signs here – the cat is shedding and NOBODY leaves the basektballs alone. Thunk Thunk. Thunk. Cheer! Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. Cheer!

  2. mary beth says:

    We’re down to 39 days of school! Woo Hoo!
    Spring is here too. Our Bradford Pears are in full bloom.

  3. kate says:

    Our signs of spring: mud. everywhere. lots and lots of mud. the huge piles of blackened snow in the shopping malls are only 30 feet tall now.

  4. Joely says:

    My kids are back to school/daycare this week, too, after a long trip to MN last week. We got back to MO and found the Bradford Pear in full bloom and a forest instead of a yard. Poor hubby had to mow yesterday….

  5. Jill says:

    Signs of spring here ….? NONE yet, damn it. Three inches of snow last night. I’m moving to the Bahamas. In my dreams, anyway.

  6. Mary says:

    Spring–I love spring. Not too hot, not too cold–yummy.

  7. Deana says:

    In this order:

    1) Azaleas bloom
    2) Wisteria blooms
    3) Oleanders bloom
    4) Magnolias bloom
    5) My dread of my child being out of school for 2.5 months sets in

  8. Amy K. says:

    Signs of spring in Kansas…POLLEN! Oops, I sound like my grumpy ol’ dad. The trees are covered with beautiful blooms here (and no, I don’t know what kind they are. I’m a botany reject.) And……the grass is turning green!

  9. Robyn says:

    The biggest sign of spring here is
    GOPHERS; they are all over the place.

  10. Nicole says:

    Gophers are evil. Especially the college hockey kind.

    I hate the pollen that spring brings. My allergies are horrid. I’m allergic to every single tree that grows here. ANd those are only the ones that were tested.

    I do like walking in the park with DH and seeing all the kids playing in the playground and the dogs walking their owners. I like that the ducks and geese are also back at the pond in the park too.

  11. Alison says:

    Testing! You’re back! Yay!

  12. Beth C says:

    Going to the bathroom with the door open? Love it. ๐Ÿ˜† Signs of Spring? Hmm. Well, at least the sun is shining today. It’s been darn cold and gloomy here in NJ. Happy writing, Suzanne!

  13. Margery says:

    Spring??? What’s that? We had a blizzard yesterday.

  14. Laurie says:

    I live in Florida… spring brings the smell of orange blossoms on a balmy night breeze!! Can’t beat it! Everything’s in bloom (as mentioned above)…bouganvilleas(sp) too! Minnesota Gophers…they were an “AWESOME” college hockey team last year!!!

  15. Michelle says:

    Tulips and hyacinths!! So pretty!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you get some good writing done today?

  16. Teresa H says:

    We’ve got all kinds of crocus’s blooming, and some hyacinth too. All kinds other bulbs, along with peonies and columbine and starting to come up too. (we’ve planted probably 2000 bulbs plus MANY other plants/trees in the last 4 years since I moved up here) All our trees and bushes, fruit and flowering, are budding out. The strawberry plants have come to life, and the rhubarb is sprouting. We’ve been watching the stores for the tomato plants now….I LOVE spring! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Nicole says:

    lol Laurie, but I’m a Sioux, so, um…no comment.

    I now hate spring, my allergies suck.