The end of April

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My 57th April is completing itself.  It will all be over in a few short hours and we move on to another month in our life.  The month ends cold and grey and wet and it reminds me of how the month started.  Hopefully the coming month will be warmer with plenty ow sunshine and warm breezes.  I’m really looking forward to this cold front moving out so SPring can take hold once again.  Such is the seasons in central Minnesota.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the books that my gummys are starting to read.  They do so well with the Dr. Seuss books that I bought for them so I thought I would expand their minds and their imagination somewhat.  I purchased some hard copies of Beatrix Potter’s novels for the girls to read.  I think it’s a good time to introduce them to Peter Rabbit and others since I was about their age when they were introduced to me.  I hope they enjoy reading the books as much as I did when I read them.

I looked out the front window and noticed how dark it’s gotten since I started writing this.  The electric candle is lit in the window once again and rain on the window reflects the light.  Everything is buttoned up for the night and I think it’s time to go climb under the covers.  It’s going to be an early morning for me.

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25 thoughts on “The end of April

    Anna said:
    May 1, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    May I suggest you look up a Swedish author and artist, Elsa Beskow. She wrote wonderful books full of nature and gardens. My favorite illustration is a picture where a little girl fly on a friendly bat. There’s amazing illustrationsin the books and the books has been favorites for several generations in Sweden. I found them in English here, so they are translated.
    https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AElsa%20Beskow

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 1:43 PM

      wow! thanks! 🙂 “pling”

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        Anna said:
        May 1, 2017 at 2:13 PM

        You’re welcome 🙂 “pling”

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        Jim responded:
        May 1, 2017 at 2:19 PM

        🙂 “pling”

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    Boo said:
    May 1, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Your 57th April. Mine too!!! When does it turn into your 58th month? Mine does in December

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 1:18 PM

      July

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        Boo said:
        May 1, 2017 at 1:18 PM

        oh, you are older than me. *smiles*

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        Jim responded:
        May 1, 2017 at 1:21 PM

        yep. probably ready for “The Home” now too.

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        Boo said:
        May 1, 2017 at 3:34 PM

        close

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        Jim responded:
        May 1, 2017 at 3:42 PM

        yep. that’s scary.

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    swo8 said:
    May 1, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Dr. Suess is still one of my favourites.
    Looks cold and dreary there Jim. We are getting much the same weather. Ugh!
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 12:19 PM

      yeh but there’s a huge shift for the better coming.

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    The Showers of Blessing said:
    April 30, 2017 at 9:23 PM

    You said this is you 57th April, is April your birthday? If it is, happy birthday. All the books you mentioned are good for the kids to read or ne read to. I remember having those book for my daughter!

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    Susan said:
    April 30, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    Not long ago I bought several Doctor Seuss books… and I’m not even a grandmother yet ! Just looking forward to it!

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 6:20 AM

      I like the age the gummys are right now. very inquisitive, very interested in learning and very active. I’ sure the shine will wear off of it all by the time they get to be teens.

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        Susan said:
        May 2, 2017 at 10:19 PM

        Ah, but it comes back – my grown daughter absolutely adores her Opa!

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    Tony Burgess said:
    April 30, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Dude you can’t be 57…you don’t act it or blog like it 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 6:17 AM

      that’s cuz I never grew up t-man.

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    L. T. Garvin, Author said:
    April 30, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    I think Beatrix Potter would be great reading material! It was a surprisingly cold day closing out the month of April in Texas today. Cold winds out of the north. I also have an early morning, ah Mondays…right? Well, here’s to a good one 😀

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      Jim responded:
      May 1, 2017 at 6:16 AM

      ugh! Mondays! thank god for coffee. have a good one sweetie!

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