Spring has sprung early here in the Goodland! After all the fabulous rain we got this winter, the hills surrounding Santa Barbara are green again and the spring blossoms decided it was time to make their grand entrance…the California poppy fields are bursting and the scent of orange blossom is filling our backyard…it’s simply lovely. This along with Wilson’s visit last week for his spring break AND the start of lacrosse season are contributing to my premature SPRING FEVER (an unfortunate condition that quickly transitions into SUMMER FEVER for me and, of course, it’s much too early to be dreaming about the lazy days of summer)!! Ha Ha So, this week has definitely been an exercise in keeping focused on the present.
Rudy sure was in heaven having Wilson home for a week…
Wilson picked a fun week to be home as we enjoyed a ton of fun celebrations that included Max’s 18th Birthday and a SBRM graduation!
Senior fun for Max is starting to amp up as his class begins the last quarter of the school year. Last week was the “Senior Lip Sync” event, this week is the “Team Grease Pole” competition and prom preparations have already begun! It’s a blessing to watch him and his friends enjoy this special season…
Lacrosse is here! Max started his third season on the boys varsity team at an away game last week and Olivia started her very first season of LAX on the girls jr. varsity team with a home game against local rivals San Marcos HS. Bestie and SMHS sophomore Cady demonstrated true friendship by coming and cheering for Olivia while she played against her SM classmates!
As for Rudy? Well, he’s definitely earning the nickname “Rudy the rascal” this week. Ha Ha 🙂 He sure got a ton of special attention last week and was more active than usual so this week has been a week of testing boundaries and realigning. I think we’re all looking forward to spring break in a couple of weeks. We don’t have any special plans but we sure are looking forward to time off from the usual routine.
Up next? Well, Rolf has a couple of trips coming up before the end of the month and I have my very first colonoscopy to look forward to the first week of April! Fun! I wouldn’t mind inserting (no pun intended) a plan for some fun outings before then…possibly a drive up into the hills to show Rudy the poppies and/or a day trip to Universal Studios to see the new Harry Potter World. We definitely need to soak up the beauty and take advantage of our early spring! Warm hugs to all our dear family and friends who are getting blasted by snow and frigid temps!!! Sorry for the spring tease…love to all.