Premature Petals

It was warm again yesterday. The unseasonable warmness is having an effect on plants in the area. At my school, I saw two maple trees in full bloom. And then yesterday, I saw this:

There were rainstorms on their way.

There were rainstorms on their way.

It was hard to get a good picture because they were back-lit.

It was hard to get a good picture because they were back-lit.

A cherry tree! There was a cherry tree blooming near my house. This can’t possibly be good. I can’t imagine we’re done with the cold weather yet. There have been plenty of years where we had heavy snows in March. Hopefully it won’t cause widespread permanent damage to gardens and fruit crops around here.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Yeah, that’s not good. Can they recover from that? My parents live where there are lots of fruit trees and if they have a late frost after the fruit blooms, that’s pretty much it.

    Here’s hoping for a semi-mild end to winter. 😐 (Will that make a serious face?)

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White Board Preferences

Using a white board regularly was new to me three years ago. Now, I’ve developed some opinions about usage and brands and such.

My favorite brand is Expo. They make several different products. I have sometimes bought ‘low odor’ because it was a nicer color selection, but I definitely prefer their regular markers. Yesterday, I was using a ‘low odor’ marker, and it left a weird shadow. The marker ink was green, but when I erased, the ghost was orange. Peculiar.

For erasing, I use a microfiber cloth. The white board eraser thingies are awful.

For cleaning, I use rubbing alcohol. It’s way cheaper than the tiny bottles of cleaner, and it leaves the board sparkling white.

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Warmer

It has been unseasonably warm for the last few weeks. The last couple of days have been exceptionally warm. Yesterday at recess, I had to do a temperature check on all the locations saved in my phone. It was fun to see that where I was in Catonsville was actually warmer than Kahului in Maui.

Seward is even colder today.   They're getting snow.

Seward is even colder today. They’re getting snow.

Now, I do have to admit, this temperature comparison is not quite on the level. It was only 7am in Kahului. I checked again later in the day, and it was in the mid-seventies. But still, it was fun to be warmer in Maryland in February, even for a short while.

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Early

Yesterday and today, I woke up an hour before my alarm went off and couldn’t go back to sleep. It’s so weird for me to have trouble sleeping – I’m usually so good at it.

It doesn’t seem to be affecting my sleepiness during the day though. I’ve been very careful to go to bed early this school year, so I’ve been much better rested than previous years.

It also means that when It’s time for me to get out of bed, I’m ready to get moving. I’ve been ready to leave my house earlier than usual, and I get to school earlier too. More work time! Woo hoo!

The blinds are still shut from yesterday, when we were watching a JFK speech in Literature Class.

The blinds are still shut from yesterday, when we were watching a JFK speech in Literature Class.

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Subscriber?

A few weeks ago, I got an issue of “Wired” magazine in the mail. It said something about my new subscription. I thought it was weird, and was going to look into it, but then I got busy and forgot. A few days ago, another issue came in the mail. I still had’t done anything about it up until yesterday.

Then yesterday, I got an issue of “Bon Appetit” magazine. This was getting strange. I checked my bank statement, and don’t see anything strange, but still… I’m a little nervous. Why are random magazines being sent to my house with my name on them?

I'm curious about their contents, but haven't taken the time to look in them.

I’m curious about their contents, but haven’t taken the time to look in them.

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