Everyone seems to have their personal definition of when spring officially arrives.
Some stick with the "official" March equinox designation that claims it occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic.
As winter recedes into spring it is a great time to look at our yards and plan for the future. The badly damaged trees that need to be replaced, the pruning that needs to be done, the perfect spot for the new shrubs, can all be planned for now.
Here's how to be perfectly miserable: focus on everything negative in your marriage, your church, your job or business and conclude there's no way of anything changing.
This kind of negative thinking feeds despair; so reject it.
■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will host a Member Appreciation Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. on May 12 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Please RSVP/Register no later than May 8 to 262-9814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day. Research shows that individuals who eat breakfast have higher cognitive performance, improved memory, longer attention spans, and more successful weight control.