The tulips my sister and I planted on New Yearís Day are making their way up through the soil. Itís surprising how much fun itís been to watch for the first sprouts and check their progress. It looks like Iíll have ten all together. They are supposed to be ruffly purple and white ones, and I canít wait to see them bloom. Already, daffodils are nodding their heads along the side of the road, and cherry trees are flowering with foamy pink petals. One great thing about living in California is there's always something blooming.