Thompsons Lake, Mar. 27, 2014

Monday, March17, was my sister, Pats birthday. Pat came to visit me for a few hours and we enjoyed lunch together. My sister only lives in Schenectady but we dont see each other as much as wed like to.

This was also my Zoey day. Today Zoey turned 9 months old and my grandson, Brandon Clark, took pictures of us and put them on Facebook. Zoey kept running her tongue over her two new bottom teeth.

On Tuesday, March 18, Reba got sick. It was really my fault. Shes always looking for something to eat. Wrongly, I let her have the broth from the corned beef and cabbage dinner.

My daughter, Kathy Carnevale cleaned Rebas kennel for me as I cant put pressure on my knees.

Wednesday, March 19, was 15-degrees. It was a good day to stay warm and write out bills and cards.

I went on the dinner visit with Brandon and Nichole and Samson. The weather was much calmer but we did get freezing rain on the trip back home.

Thursday, March 20, was the first day of spring. It did warm up and get sunny. Zoey spent a second day this week with me making me really blessed.

Zoey was having trouble with her teeth hurting, but she always keeps smiling.

Jenn Smith brought her a rabbit that sings about Peter Cottontail. Its ears really wiggle. Zoey loves it and dances to the music. Shes so cute and lovable.

Friday, March 21, was cold and windy. I went to the bank and grocery shopping.

Brandon picked up Samson and Nichole right after work as they had no school and had to spend the day at the babysitters.

My granddaughter, Kyra Swan, was sick and we all couldnt get together.

On Saturday, March 22, I baked a cake for Samsons birthday. We, as a family, took my tow dogs, Ginger and Reba; Brandons dog Rocky and cat, Mittens; along with Danielles dog, Flash and her cat, Henry to the Berne Rabies Clinic.

After that, Brandon, Jenn, Samson, Nichole, Iain and I went to Dave and Busters for a few games and something to eat to celebrate Samsons birthday, which is Sunday.

Sunday, March 23, and Samson turned 12! We went to church and after lunch had cake and ice cream. Samson blew out all his candles so we hope his wish came true. Samson and Nichole had to be back to their mother at 4 p.m. for Samsons birthday. It was a festive weekend.

Maple syrup festival

The Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs will host their annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Knox firehouse.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children six to 12 and children five and under are free.

The menu consists of pancakes, locally made maple syrup, sausage, eggs, applesauce, ice cream, coffee and juice. There will be free maple farm tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts and pony rides will be available. For more information call 872-0368.

Pancake breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 1728 Helderberg Trail in Berne. For more information call 872-1443.

Journeying with Jesus

The weekly Lenten service in the Hilltowns will be held this Wednesday, April 2, at the Knox Reformed Church at 7 p.m., with Pastor Jay Francis preaching.

The topic will be unity. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow. All are welcome.