Just a short follow-up on last week's column – I did upgrade my cell phone. The phone numbers in my beloved flip phone are gone forever so when I see you, be ready to give me you number once again.
I did not get another flip phone so I am still trying to figure out the new, smarter one. I am determined I will master it. Until I do, if you call and don't get an answer, be patient I will call you back as soon as I figure out which button to slide.
I may drop this one in a mud puddle but I don't think I will send it through the wash cycle (like I did my last one) because it does not fit in my pocket.
Change is hard but I will learn. We old dogs can learn new tricks – it just takes us a little longer.
Daylight savings time:
We are now into daylight savings time. We will have our extra hour in the evenings as we sprang forward last weekend. I always have to remember in my mind "spring forward and fall back" to keep me staight on which way to move my clock.
I prefer having my hour in the evenings. It seems I get a little more accomplished during the daylight hours. Maybe I will be able to spend a little more time working on my phone skills.
With spring arriving one week from today we should all be excited. The grass and leaves are turning green and hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can get outside and do a little raking and planting.
Spring has always been one of my favorite times of year. I love to see the tractors in the fields as the ground is being prepared for planting.
I was at a ceremony at the Herman Davis Park a week or so ago and when I listened to my recorder I could hear the birds chirping in the background. It was a sure sign spring is near.
As I get older I seem to appreciate the things I once took for granted such as a day with sunshine or watching the flowers grow. The old saying, "take time to stop and smell the roses" is something we should take to heart. We all have a destination but it should not keep us from enjoying the journey.
With spring comes the baseball and softball seasons for our high schools and our community teams. It won't be long when the bleachers will be filled with fans cheering on the young tee-ballers to the senior members of the school teams.
It is a busy time for parents but I encourage each one to take time and enjoy the years with their children because soon they will be all grown up and raising children of their own. I've never heard anyone say they regret time spent with their children. There are some things we can't go back and do over -- spending time with our children during their growing up years is one of those things.
You will be surprised how much you do not enjoy a quiet house with no one opening the refrigerator door a dozen times a day.
Again, spring is here and let's enjoy.