April Fools. Oh wait, we got snow on April 2. Mother Nature was a day late with her joke but it did not last long, just enough to get everyone excited and something to talk about for the day. But now we can hope for some nice weather but it is still early.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Nicholas Carpenter and Brynn Savva, who celebrated March 31; Matthew Strem April 2; Savannah Mathews, April 3; and to Nathan Brodeur, Nicholas Silva and Kelley Talbot who all celebrated April 5.

It is official, I got the call from my friend Jan Norton who informed me that the pinkletink’s are out. She said one night they were so loud it was deafening but they are the best sign of spring.

I love that the town is waking up. There are lots of pictures of sunrises and sunsets from people out walking. The spring flowers are blooming or making their way through the earth. The ponds are full. They are more full than they have been in a few years which will be great for all the baby ducks and geese.

The landscapers are out cleaning up the leaves and twigs, and some branches that Mother Nature moved around in the last few storms. Yes, spring is coming.

The last column I wrote, I ended by saying if I get my feet back on the ground, after the birth of my great, great nephew Jonah. Well, I meant it as a saying but ended up actually not landing on my feet but on my side. I fell out the door as I was leaving Wareham. I am fine, but I hit my leg and ended up with an infection that landed me in the hospital on IV antibiotics. I am only telling all because there were two experiences while I was there.

First of all we should be proud and happy with the care we receive from our talented nurses and doctors. I had some of the nicest people take care of me, the only thing that was hard was that one nurse was the daughter of someone I went to high school with and she was married and expecting her second child. I felt kind of old. However, she was one of the best.

Also, I had a room that overlooked West Chop so I got to watch the boat show and wondered which boat was going to show up and which was not. Of course this was the time both boats were taking turns breaking down. Then there was the counting of the fast ferry and how many times it came in and out in the course of the day. Hey it was something to do.

Just a reminder that if you are looking for things to do, keep the library in mind. They have so many free programs to participate in and movies and cooking lessons. I would love to list them all but you can find the activities on their website and they are listed in the things to do section. I have done a couple of the activities and they are very helpful and informative.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

Send Edgartown news to kathleencase@comcast.net.