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It’s spring, it’s snowing. Where am I?

I don’t know about you, but I was not ready for the weather we had last Thursday.

I left for work, pulling out of the garage, and to my surprise there was snow on the ground, sky, wind, dust filling the air with darkness.

Where am I?

I looked around to see how the horses fared the night, and they had been smart — they were under cover. I could hear their morning call to me, as I do all mornings.

I knew what they wanted. Was I the one with the food this horrible morning?

No, I would have to disappoint them as I do most mornings. You see, I don’t have time in the morning during the week for their pushing and nudging, which they seem happy to administer to me when I feed them. Sometimes I think they do this to me to see if more food will fall out of a hiding place.

I must admit I sometimes feel bad as they watch me drive away, and all they get from me in the morning is a loving nickname callout.

I’m sure Tomboy and Flash were wondering, “What is going on, can’t she see it’s cold, and we need food?”

They were in good company that morning. I was thinking a similar thing: “Hot chocolate and my electric blanket.”

Free programs

• “Paths of the Heart” discussion group. If you are interested in the group, call Paul Roberts, 731-3117.

• Beginning Computer Class. Becky Herman will start a new Beginning Computer class in May. If you are interested in the class, call Becky to get your name on the list. The classes are small, so please get your call in ASAP, 264-2171.

• Israeli Dance Class. Join Kim Hartfiel on May 12, 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m. No experience necessary. Ages 13 and up recommended. Bring water to drink. You can contact Kim at 946-7285 or


Thursday, May 6 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County, 10 a.m.-Noon; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; SJOC, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, May 7 — Archuleta County Schools, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Sunday, May 9 —Grace Evangelical Free Church, 8:45 a.m.-noon; Church of Christ, 10 a.m-noon.

Monday, May 10 — Pagosa Bridge, 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 9-11 a.m.; yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, 5:30-10 p.m.; TOPS History of Pagosa Springs, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12 — Archuleta County Schools, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; folk dance class, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, May 13 — Hoopsters, 8-9 a.m.; Archuleta County Schools, 2:45-3:45 p.m.; focus group, 5-7 p.m.; Chimney Rock, 6-8 p.m.; Alpha Rockridge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Alateen, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The community center hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m-3 p.m.

The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. Phone 264-4152, e-mail: