Had a great talk with my sister J yesterday, who reports that the bulbs I planted in Mom's backyard last summer came up and bloomed! They're daffodils. I had no idea, I thought they were irises. I'm not even a tiny bit sad I won't get to see them ever blooming, it's enough to know they are there. The occasional photo will be OK -- my sister is using one as her facebook banner photo. Early reports on the rose bushes is that they are not all dead. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
19 more days of school, but my students checked out after the AIMS tests were complete, two weeks ago, now. Can't have that, so I'm holding them strictly in check, or at least trying to. I'm hoping that if I drill my rules into the 7th graders now, there's a slim chance they'll remember them next year when they get back. Hope springs eternal.