Sometimes It Snows In April

It was snowing when I took this picture of the daffodils this morning.  Though you can’t actually tell from the photo, I was being covered in big snow flakes.  Most of what came down didn’t stay initially.  It did however, accumulate and stick more as the evening came.

Everyone was complaining because it is snowing in April. I can only imagine that when Prince wrote the song “Sometimes It Snows In April” it was because people were acting surprised about a weather event that has likely occurred a thousand times through out the course of history and it got on his nerves.  Probably not.

It is not unusual to see snowfall in the month of April.  It also has been known to snow in October, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.  Enjoy the white on the yellows, reds and pinks of Springtime flowers and blue skies. It’s an opportunity.

These daffodils were not planted by me. I am not exactly sure where they came from. They popped up along the fence in the back of my property. I have lived in my house f  or almost 7 years and this is the first time they have made an appearance.

I am glad that they came.  Aren’t they interesting?

 

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Delphi Murders -UPDATE-

On February 25, 2017,  I wrote an article regarding the murders of Abigail Williams and Liberty German of Delphi, Indiana.  You can read that entry by clicking HERE

Below is a portion of that entry along with updated information regarding the case. There is a link to the Indiana State Police Delphi Homicide Investigation website available below also.

Some backstory:

On February 13, 2017, fourteen year old Liberty German and her friend, thirteen year old  Abigail Williams were dropped off near the Delphi Historic Trail System near the town of Delphi, Indiana.  Delphi s approximately 60 miles north and west of Indianapolis.

The girls had planned to hike in the area and were to be picked up later in the afternoon. They failed to arrive at the predesignated area. They were missing.  Twenty four hours later, their bodies were discovered in the woods, along the shore of Deer Creek. They had been murdered.

Liberty had posted some photographs to her Snapchat. One of the photo’s was of a strange man that they had seen in the area. It is unclear to me how many snaps were taken or if there was any further explanation from Liberty as to who this man was.  Liberty also managed to get audio of this man’s voice.

On Good Friday April 19, 2019, the Indiana State Police advised the public that they would be holding a press conference to discuss the updates in the case the following Monday.  On Monday, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter spoke during a highly emotional press conference regarding the murders of our girls, Abby and Libby.  He told us that this investigation had shifted gears.

You can view that press conference by clicking HERE   

You will have to be signed into your Facebook account to view the press conference, courtesy of WNDU, my local NBC affiliate out of South Bend, Indiana.  Or you can visit their website and search for “delphi homicide update”.

The police have released a brand new sketch of the suspect, which looks completely different,  and additional audio and video footage from Libby’s phone.  I invite each and every person who reads my blog or who has come to visit, to please follow this link —> Indiana State Police Delphi Homicide Investigation to review the new information.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would copy and paste the website to your social media accounts and ask your friends to share the information as well. These girls, along with their community deserve justice.

 

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Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14

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Abigail Joyce “Abby” Williams, 13

 

I believe that this person’s days of hiding in plain sight are swiftly coming to an end.

 

Little Perfect Things-

My son, Dominic, is on spring break this week.

We never go anywhere or do anything during spring break. I decided that I would rather use my benefit time that I get at work and the money I would spend on a trip during the warmer months.

Yesterday, it snowed. Every other travel destination that we would enjoy would also likely be a miserable experience this week also. Snow and rain aren’t always my cup of tea and definitely not this time of year.

Instead, we treat this week like an extended weekend. Except, I still have to go to work and Dom still goes to grandma’s house. I get to sleep in past 6am and I find that to be delightful. Dom generally gets up around the same time but that’s ok.

Until my mommy guilt kicks in and I drag myself out of bed at 8am.

On the weekends, when Dom isn’t at his dad’s, we like to make a big breakfast. This usually consists of bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes. Sometimes we have little smokey links. I try to have a little bit of everything on hand because weekends when Dom is home are special to me.

Dom will often helps me make breakfast by making the toast. Then we sit at the kitchen table and enjoy our feast at a leisure pace rather that scarfing down a bowl of oatmeal and then sprinting to the car.

It never fails during a regular week. We never get up on time it seems but we always manage to make it across town and to school on time. Even in bad weather. W just seem to time it right, but it’s still a mad dash to get out the door.

This morning I made our bacon, eggs and toast. My teenager was acting like a teenager. He decided that he wanted to take his plate of toast and bacon up to his bedroom to resume doing whatever he was doing before we made breakfast.

I was fine with it. Sometimes, a morning free-for- all is okay. I decided to wrap myself in a blanket and curl up on the couch with my coffee and a book. I have been trying to read Anne Rule’s book about serial killer, Ted Bundy, titled “The Stranger Beside Me”.

I sipped my coffee and thought about how nice it was just to be still in the quiet. I don’t get to enjoy moments like this very often so I noted how nice that was. I even enjoyed the fact that my living room was clean for a change and I didn’t really have any chores to take care of.

Dom eventually made his way back down the stairs and curled up next to me on the couch. He noticed my coffee mug sitting on the table and took that opportunity to drink what was left. The whole time he kept giggling, looking at me and giving me a devilish grin. He knows that I am powerless against his sweetness.

When he finished drinking what was left he giggled and said “Mmm delicious” and giggled. He was quite proud of himself. I grabbed my phone and snapped a picture that he was more than happy to pose for.

I hope that everyone is having a great week!

Happy Spring!

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