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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mayday! Mayday!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Can you believe it's May already? It doesn't seem like much time has passed since we were ringing in the New Year and talking about the year of the dragon and all that it contains. And now we're almost halfway through.

Of course, in my opinion, Iowa is about as ready to let winter go as a mother is ready to watch her child walk across the stage and graduate. But summer is coming, and we just have to accept it.

I'm ready for the warm weather to return. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sweater, but the time has come to break out the swimwear and sandals.

What am I looking forward to? Planting my own garden and finding out once-and-for-all how green my thumb really is. I'm looking forward to feeling the sun on my back and not have the wind still blow a chill right through me. I'm looking forward to trips to the lake and lazy Sunday afternoons walking around town.

After all, time is ticking. We've only got about seven months left. We'd better make them good.

Kate Padilla