Monday, March 25, 2024

a handful of hope

U.N. ceasefire in Gaza. (Just for two weeks with the U.S. abstaining). But... we have a ceasefire.  

Big A is much better.

Forsythia is coming up everywhere.

Snow seems to be gone, and warmer temperatures are incoming. 

Conference proposals are coming along nicely.

Students are making such lovely progress on their research projects.

Loved reading through the applications for MacCurdy, the feminist house I advise. 

Pic: A forsythia bush on my walk yesterday. I think I described Forsythia as the "hinge to Spring" once--I feel the weather starts looking up when they're in full bloom.


Nicole said...

So many good things! Thanks for this lovely pick-me-up of a post!

StephLove said...

I think it was progress that the U.S. abstained. I'm pretty sure the other option was vetoing it.

That forsythia is lovely.

Nance said...

Ah, forsythia! The impatient harbinger of spring. Forsythia is like the party guest who shows up early and pitches in to help. Love it.

I'm glad your husband is doing better. That alone shines a light ahead.

NGS said...

Oh, boy. I could use a little bit of forsythia in my life today. The rain Will Not Stop and I am officially over it. Thanks for the cheer!

Gillian said...


maya said...

Steph--I agree!
Nance--"pitches in to help" I LOVE THAT!
NGS--ALL day rain here too today...

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