Went to pick up some birthday cards. The three I liked were all .99/piece which is nice since I'm so
Chicken tortellini soup is on the menu for supper. Dredged up the recipe from about 12 years ago. Hope the kids like it. Well, two will, one won't. But that's how it rolls around here.
I could tell you how cold it is here, but you'd probably give me your torrid tales of frostbite from your corner of the world. So I'll leave it at that. Lucky for us, the forecast looks promising.
The other night we were driving past an assisted living place where one of our friends lives. We haven't gone to see her yet and it has been bothering me. So I tell the kids we should go in and see her real soon. A voice pops up and says, 'don't you think it's a little too late Mom?'. Um no. It's never too late to visit someone that's lonely. Even if they don't remember we were there. It can make their family feel good and more importantly, make us feel like we did something for someone else (I was getting a bit heavy on the lesson). 'But mom! She's in the grave!'. No she's not! Then another voice pops up, 'she's thinking of so-and-so (the sister of the one we were talking about). Whew! At least we're not too late... yet.
I spent four hours yesterday walking around a big mummy exhibit at our local museum with a pile of sixth graders. It was interesting and boring at the same time. I'm not into artifacts and intellectual things because I'm well, simple (stop snickering you mean older brother). The kids were very, very well behaved. So that helped. And it is nice seeing your child interacting with her peers. I found that more fascinating than the mummies.
Well no one told Lisi that the wind chill isn't real favorable to a lot of outdoor activity. So I must don my boots and head out to the frozen tundra.... still can't figure out how to tell her to go off walking on her own.