It's been awhile, huh? You most likely missed my birthday. No biggie. I've reached the age I plan on staying at for the next oh... 10 years or so. That sounds fair enough, right? If only... I'd give up parties and gifts for the next 10 years to make it so. Ah well, I'll get into this aging thing someday. Only when I'm good and ready, which, I'm sure, will be awhile.
What's new? Not a whole lot.
Baseball takes up so much of our time. Most of it is spent in our lovely Pac NW spring weather of rain, cold, sleet, hail, rain and more bitter cold. Two hours outside with an umbrella watching the boys play ball... and then a day to thaw out again. One day I was lucky enough to get to spend a freezing couple of hours watching a game and then three more freezing hours manning the snack shack. It took me two days to thaw that time.
Zoe the dog got to go to Luke's school for show and tell. She was overjoyed. Loved everyone and every minute of it. She sat, laid down, and spoke on command, and then picked her own tricks - French-kissing as many kids as she could get to and sitting on the teacher's lap. She's hilarious.
Luke is getting ready for end-of-school-year. We have a talent show coming up (he plans on doing yo-yo tricks while blowing bubbles and one other thing with his free hand, though he hasn't figured out what that might be yet), and his class play (he's Montana, the state, and something else he can't remember what), and his last report of the year, on an insect of his choice - the praying mantis - the female of which, did you know, eats it's mate. Ick. They are hatching mantises in his class and he wants to take some home to raise over the summer. What do you think? Maybe just one... wouldn't want to watch the mating ritual in real life. Though he's got a video of it on his blog if you are interested. Yeah, Ick.
Seriously, that's about it. Not much progress with art. Or beads. Or even the house, I'm still painting the master bedroom and it looks awful... the yard is too cold to work in, though I've just about finished with the bark "patio" area. I've got an arbor to put up for my honeysuckle vine, if it would just get warm enough and dry enough to go out and do it.
Mother's day is coming up, are you ready? Did you get your cards in the mail? Flowers and gifts ordered and sent? I did. Just hope they get there in time. Of course not everyone lives thousands of miles away from their mothers... maybe some of you get to take yours out to brunch or dinner instead? Frank and Luke say they are cooking breakfast and dinner for me that day. I hope they are cleaning up too. Hah. Really, I just hope the sun is out and it's warm enough to plant some flowers or something, that's all I really want. A warm spring day. With no baseball game to go to. I don't think that's too much to ask. Though coffee and waffles will be fine too... and lobster, assuming that is what they make, will be a nice treat.
For Mother's Day, I give you this link. A hilarious compilation of notes from moms around the world. http://www.postcardsfromyomomma.com. Enjoy!