It's my first Monday morning back from vacation and I am definately in need of some coffee to get me going. A week spent in Florida, poolside or beachside most days, was wonderful, relaxing and much needed after a cold winter. However, coming back to more cold weather and snow flurries, instead of spring temperatures, is a little frustrating and a bit of a shock. It's hard to put a winter coat back on, after wearing flip flops and a bathing suit for a week.
I did have a bit of spring to greet me when I walked in the door. Before I left, I cut some branches from my forsythia, just to have something springlike on my kitchen table. I was so surprised to see these branches blooming when I came home, because last year when I tried to force blooms by following the directions I found and changing the water in the pitcher daily, there were barely any blooms at all. I guess leaving them alone is the trick :-)
How excited are we about the Spartans winning their game yesterday and making it to the final four? I just love this team and am thrilled to be able to watch another game. Last night there was a gathering of thousands of fans waiting for the team to return home and celebrate and I was so tempted to hop in the car and go join in. It has been an improbable tournament run and this team has a lot of heart. Between the success of our football team and now the basketball team, it has been a proud year to be an MSU alumni.