1. Blogging is a funny thing. I started doing this for two reasons: 1) Because I just couldn't keep up with scrapbooks, and 2) so that some of our further-away friends and relatives could see what we're up to. But turns out, I think very few of my family (hi Mom!) and none of Kerry's actually look here. But the good news is that I've met such wonderful friends :D So this is mostly for me, but also for you.
2. So at random times, things will happen and I'll think I need to blog that. But now? As I sit here, looking blankly at the 'puter, I have absolutely no idea what seemed so funny to me at 4:57 AM. Or why I thought you might find it funny.
3. Wait. It's back. It was Wyatt. We were watching a nature documentary called Life in the Undergrowth hosted by the googley-eyed-worshiper-at-the-altar-of-evolution, David Attenborough. (Does he have a shoulder condition? Because he has very unusual gestures. But I digress.) It had something to do with a spider catching a cricket (I was apparently dozing off) and Wyatt burst out laughing. Apparently he had never heard the word fuzzy used in the same sentence with gladiator. Well. That makes two of us.
4. Also, there was something about a light bulb. But the rest escapes me.
5. In other news, bummer, the snow is melting. The boybarians were sad to put the sleds away. Makes me sad to see the snow dropping off the trees. Now we have a wet, gloppy mess. The roads are - as my dad would say - slicker than snot on a door-knob. But that will pass, and I will miss the brightness of the snow on the ground. On the other hand...
6. Yay! The snow, snow, snow is melting, melting, melting! And life can return to what passes for normal around here.. I know, it's different for you who live where there is snow every winter, all winter long. Everybody is used to it and life proceeds normally.
But not here. Oh, no. Snow is a Big Deal. As in, this could be all we get for the winter, so we Must Drop Everything And Go Play In It Right Now.
And we did. Plenty. In fact, the boys (inspired by Snow Treasure I think), sledded twice down to the local grocery store, via a two-mile trail with about a 300' elevation drop. Fun times.
And in spite of public schools being closed for an entire week (for six inches of snow) we managed to do some schooling around the edges. Played to our hearts' content, and we're only two days behind.
Totally worth it.
7. I'm very ready to get the boybarians back on a schedule. Nuff said.
8. Also, I'm totally ready for my house to smell like something other than wet snow boots, found upside down on every heater vent. Even my Vanilla Sugar Cookie candle is having trouble competing with that.
9. I did one productive thing while the boys were out sledding. I made a baby quilt for a friend. Can't show you yet but I did take pictures.
10. Lastly, I remembered.
How many boybarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
It doesn't matter.
They'll fight over who goes first.