The month of April seems like a blur to me.  The month started out spectacularly as my colleagues at work presented me with an award named in my honor, the activities of Holy Week, and a very joyous Easter Sunday.  As I celebrated Easter with my dear family, I felt as if I were coming down with something.  I passed it off as allergies, since it is that time of the year.  But as the week after Easter progressed, I felt more and more ill.  Work became very difficult as my “allergies” developed into a considerable amount of chest congestion and a constant cough.  I decided it was time to have this checked out and to my surprise I was diagnosed with pneumonia.  Three weeks later, I am finally on the road to recovery.  I am very fortunate that I have never experienced this in my life, and hopefully I won’t ever again.  It made me stop and think about how terribly fragile life is and how things can change so quickly.

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I hope that your plans this weekend include quality time with your loved ones.  Easter Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  And it looks like the weather will be perfect for all of our family activities.

Here is a peak at my guest bathroom all decorated for spring.  This is the bathroom used by my granddaughters, so I also like to decorate it with fun, seasonal things.




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