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March 12, 2016

Dancing Toward Spring

February has come and gone and we are nearly halfway through March. I had hopes for blogging more regularly in 2016 but somehow that just hasn’t happened. Life is good and keeping me busy! I’m going to scatter this blog post with photos as I let the words ramble from my brain to my fingers.

February is usually a month I don’t care for very much, but I honestly can’t complain about the one that just passed us by. We did have our only two snow days so far this school year (fingers crossed that we are out of the woods on those for the year – last day of school is scheduled for Friday June 17th at this point) but for the most part we have had a very mild winter this year. And well deserved after the winter we had last year. February was sprinkled with some good dog walks with friends, a couple fun get-togethers, and seeing my daughters during my February break.
Meghan turned 21 this February! Wow, I am the parent of a “legal” adult.

21st birthday gift from mom to daughter

Meghan had a ballroom competition in February that I attended. Got to see the new ballroom dress in motion and it looked fabulous! Meghan and her partners didn’t place at this competition. I thought she was robbed but I may be just a bit prejudiced.






A surprise invitation to a great show also happened in February. My friend Sherry won tickets to a performance of Lord of the Dance.

Lord of the Dance

If you’re a fan of dance of any kind and you’ve never seen any incarnation of this show (it has had several versions throughout its 20 year history) you owe it to yourself to try to see a show. The power and talent of these dancers is simply amazing.

As we flowed from February into March, all of a sudden it was time for my daughters’ spring breaks from college. How nice for us that Wentworth’s and Clark’s breaks fell on the same week! On the Friday the girls finished classes, my sister and I got into my car and headed out for a bit of a road trip. First stop, Worcester MA, to collect Meghan and lots of her laundry! Second stop, MBTA train station Franklin MA to collect Sarah from her ride out of Boston. Third stop – Cape Cod to spend a weekend visiting my mother. It was chilly but a great visit celebrating Meghan’s birthday and my mother’s. We went out to lunch,

Daniel Webster birthday lunch

went shopping, and even had a bundled up visit to the beach.

Smugglers Beach

Cold beach visit

A harbinger of spring I always look forward to is the spring bulb show at Smith College. There was a fun twist on the show this year, which added elemments from Edward Gorey’s The Evil Garden. Sprinkled among the beautiful blooms



were striped-socked legs poking from behind rocks, big hairy bugs, frogs spitting muddy water,

and “peaches, apples, plums and pears, guarded by ferocious bears”

It is the ending Saturday night of spring break as I write this post. My girls are each with their boyfriends this evening, and both will return to school for the final push of the school year tomorrow. Wonderful days are on their way – the official start of spring and more. Hopefully it won’t take me another month and a half to post again about that more!


  1. Meghan and her dress were lovely. Spring flowers! I am ready!

    Comment by Carol — March 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  2. Pictures are beautiful Karen. I have to get back to the flower show. I haven’t been for a few years.
    Meghan’s dress is so beautiful and it looks like it flows so perfectly.
    Loved our visit! 🙂

    Comment by trish49 — March 12, 2016 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

  3. Beautiful series of photos, Karma. Meghan looks so beautiful in her dress and I was admiring her hand gesture (probably more of a movement when not in a still photo) in the second shot. So graceful. Sounds like life has been good for you. And oh! That flower show. How fun! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — March 13, 2016 @ 9:35 am | Reply

    • Thank you Robin! Yes, life has been good. I wish I had “smell-o-net” to share the amazing scent of that flower show! 😀

      Comment by Karma — March 13, 2016 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  4. Enjoying the pics Karma! Waiting for the flowers to bloom out here, how nice to be able to visit a show and see some already.

    Comment by Mike — March 13, 2016 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Mike. Will be a while still before we get to see those beauties in nature, but fingers crossed thas spring is really on the way!

      Comment by Karma — March 13, 2016 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

  5. All of it looks beautiful! Especially time spent together.

    Comment by dawnkinster — March 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Dawn. Agreed – time with my girls is a treasure – that includes my mother and sister as “my girls” too!

      Comment by Karma — March 13, 2016 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  6. The loveliest image of all is the one of three generations of family. Such happy smiles. I love that you went to the beach in February. Of course. And I wish I could get to a flower show right about now . . .

    Comment by Gerry — March 14, 2016 @ 3:44 pm | Reply

    • It was the very beginning of March when we went to the beach but close enough, right? The flower show was just what I needed to help get me through until real spring arrives.
      Thank you Gerry.

      Comment by Karma — March 15, 2016 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  7. Oh how nice to catch up with you, Karma. And to have a legal adult, my goodness, time is just flying! I saw some FB pictures of yours and am now glad to have some context to place everything in. Nice to be back reading and writing here. 🙂

    Comment by Kathy — April 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm | Reply

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