Wow, things are pretty dusty in here.
I've had a 5-week-ish hiatus from blogging, not for any amazing or earth-shattering reason other than that I really didn't feel like I had much to write about. How very dull. Not even feeling particularly witty.
So to summarize since last time (warning: it won't be too exciting):
- spring is teasing us again, with a warm sunny weekend followed by freezing rain
- the chickens came outside and seemed shocked that the grass had really, truly been there all along under that awful white stuff
- I still miss Tash. Every time I look down the creek I think of her.
- the older girls completed two big research projects, one on a French-Canadian explorer and one on a chemist. The quote of that session was from A, who learned about atomic researcher Niels Bohr: "Daddy, what's quantum mechanics?"
- I got a new vacuum cleaner (see the above disclaimer on excitement, or lack thereof), since the old one had broken beyond repair and while I can sweep, there's just carpets you can't do. I pondered wrapping the dog in saran wrap or duct tape, but he doesn't stay still long enough.
- the girls are involved in a kids' choir and still enjoying riding lessons on days when it's not too cold. They'll be in a short March Break camp next week for riding.
- D and M shared one of those moments last week, the time when a father passes his knowledge on to his progeny and one sees how the wisdom of one generation is taken up by the next. He showed her how to use a spreadsheet. M was delighted.
- a group of youth from our church will be heading to North Carolina in June for World Changers - like R did last summer, a week of hard work helping people in a community who lack the money to fix up their homes. R is very keen and excited to go, and will mark her 13th birthday while away. I'm proud of her but of course the mommy in me is "but ... but ... my little girl's going to be away?"
- I rewatched Becoming Jane and was amazed at the liberties they took with the plot. Good movie, yes, some great lines and wonderful moments - but so much fabrication! I'm not sure Jane would have approved.
- oh yes, the recording. I knew that was in there somewhere. I got the drum tracks back, all mixed by Tim, and after having not listened to the songs in a while, I fell in love with them all over again. Uberdrummer did an amazing job, and while some songs weren't what I had had in my mind, when I heard them with drums the drums just made sense. Next is bass and guitars, and we spent an evening with Uberguitarist hearing some things he'd come up with. WOW WOW WOW! I was smiling the whole time I listened. Next stop is the studio for him.
So, nothing monumental, just life - and life is good.