Did you know April is Stress Awareness Month?

I didn’t until yesterday. It’s fitting because let me tell you, this spring has been a little rough and April proved to be a trying month. I’m kind of glad to be saying goodbye to this month.

March ended with a bang in the form of a heart attack.My mother suffered a coronary spasm that she first thought was an allergic reaction. Here’s the thing about heart attacks, you never rarely expect to have one… until you do. Continue reading

Crazy Ohio Spring

Yesterday my car said it was 86 degrees on my drive home. The sun was shining and when I arrived home Brad was mowing the lawn and our weeping cherry trees had spontaneously blossomed. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of the trees to show you all today, so look at the tree below and think about two of them that are about 4-feet-tall.

This is a weeping cherry tree {Image via Tree Facts}

Our house was actually quite hot inside so we switched on the air conditioning. Holmes and Watson curled up near the living room vent most of the winter so they were at first shocked to find the vents blowing cool air. Holmes sat with his nose to the vent for a good hour last night:

Real life has prevented me from blogging as much as I’d like to this week. Hoping for some more time to post next week.

Friday Five: Reasons to Love April

We aren’t very far into April and I love it already!

1. Yesterday it was 23 degrees outside when I woke up. On my drive home, my car read 58 degrees. And the sun has come back!

2. Things start popping up that say “back for the summer” even though we just welcomed spring.

3. Daylight and grilling outside are both back.

4. It’s completely appropriate to wear peep-toe shoes again.

5. I’m preparing for our trip out west, which means mounting excitement.

What’s good about April for you?

Bonus: There’s more Diabetes Foolishness on Suite D