1. Yes, we celebrated Pi Day. Not properly, at 1:59 in the morning, but in the evening. Had Grandpa and Grandma Grasshopper join us for a dinner of turkey pot pie, and a cherry cobbler (it's a kind of pie, right?) for dessert. Yum :D
2. Yes, we are still surrounded by snow. Not here at the house, but in the hills all around the lake. Spring, anyone?
3. All is well here, at La Casa de Mentia, though I think the boys are getting a bit stir crazy. Have I mentioned that it has been raining? A lot? I'm a home-body and I can look out the windows (streaming with water) and honestly say,
It's a perfect day!
to stay home with a hot drink and a good book. And school work, of course, always the school work.
4. Snow, wind, rain, sunshine, hail... yes, you can have it all, in one day in the Pacific Northwest.
5. We are just two weeks from our Easter concerts. I'm glad Wyatt has joined in. He's even talked about doing Messiah with us this Christmas. And - three cheers for Value Village - I got him his black concert clothes (long-sleeve dress shirt, really nice pants - I think they're wool, and a belt) for about sixteen bucks. He can use his CAP "dress blues" uniform shoes (which are black). Whew!
6. Kerry has a bit of work lined up, at least for a few weeks. Hear my sigh of relief? And I think we get to skip a house payment, since we "restructured" the loan. (I guess that's like refinancing, without all the fees.)
7. Wyatt and Tate are going to be busy this weekend... they have CAP commitments both Saturday and Sunday, which is unusual and not my preference (for them to miss church) but they're taking a special (military) radio class, only offered once every two years. AND, weather permitting, they may finally get their O-Flights! That would be awesome, but frankly, right now it's not looking too good. Lots of wind, rain, and low clouds. We'll see :o) If not this month, maybe next month.
8. It's about time for spring cleaning. Yay! Is it weird that I'm excited about that? Around here, that mostly means having the boys try on everything they own, handing stuff down, and unloading what doesn't fit or we don't need. Funny thing is, Wyatt and Tate mostly wear the same size. Wyatt is a bit taller, but Tate is a bit stockier, so Gunnar gets "handy-downs" from both of them. And they're all growing like dandelions on steroids...
9. We went to a high school musical last weekend. Wow. It had some highs and lows, which I won't detail, other than that the musicians (including Kerry's brother's son) were excellent.
* I will tell you that I didn't expect to pay FORTY BUCKS to see something my tax dollars already pay for.
* I will also tell you I didn't expect twenty high school girls (on stage) to all bend over, raise their skirts, and expose themselves to my three sons and the rest of the audience, leopard-print panties or not.
* And I will also tell you that we have weeks worth of practice in editing grammar and writing, courtesy of the six-page program we were provided. I'd like to think that high schoolers know better than to write things like "She has ran...", or that "awesome" is a (much overused) adjective rather than a noun, and that it just might be considered somewhat inappropriate to refer in print to your adolescent male leads as "sexy".
* And I'd really like to think that some sort of teacher or adviser or ADULT might have had similar thoughts, but apparently not.
That will be all.