Q: I homeschool my three children, ages are 8, 6 and 5. The older two have a very poor attitude about doing school, especially math, and the younger one is starting to pick up on it. Their poor attitudes make the lessons take longer and they complain and cry about finishing their assignments.
As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing old. She used it to get both what she wanted and to shun that which she did not want.
The Rincon Garden Club had a display at the Springfield Library and the Telfair Museum asked the club, along with other garden clubs to fix an arrangement to celebrate "Telfair in Bloom" to be display from April 14-17. Rincon's arrangement was to compliment Raphel Lewisohn's oil painting "Pasturage in the Dunes." The Rincon Garden Club is beautifying the Rincon library with plants, benches and statuary.
Q: My daughter, who just turned 3, has a surge of energy after dinner and can take hours to fall asleep. I try putting her down around 8 p.m., but there are nights when she doesn't fall asleep before 10. Sometimes she tells me she's tired but can't fall asleep. At other times, she will throw a tantrum before bed. When she stops she'll say, "I'm done crying, now I can sleep."
Many folks have either called or dropped off samples of the grassy weed Annual Bluegrass this week. Although many people are just now noticing this plant because its white seed head has emerged, this plant has been in your yard since late October. The best time to control this weed is during the fall as well.
Q: Whenever my 4-year-old son tries something new, he becomes very frustrated if he has any difficulty at all. This happens when practicing numbers, letters, or anything else I try to teach him. I tell him that he's doing fine and will do better with practice, but it's obviously not sinking in. In general, he's a perfectionist in the sense that everything must be "just so." It worries me because we have depression, anxiety, and OCD on both sides of the family.
We have a large amount of Bradford pears in the county, and many are concentrated to subdivisions. They create shade and look great in the spring with their white flowers. This year they may have more issues with a certain disease than in the past. This disease is Fire Blight and can also spread to fruiting pears, apples and crabapple.
Over the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same time, dreading the bad. I can remember clearly moments of time suspended by a pounding fear resounding in my ears like a thunderous cannon firing relentlessly.