Saturday, March 29, 2008

Here's What We've Been Up To

Sunday was such a stormy day that it was a real blessing to have Monday be so nice! We all went for a walk at noon and later, went out and bought strawberry plants to put on the deck in planters. The kids played outside for a bit. Spring is on its way, right?

Wrong. Wednesday it began to snow. And snow. And snow! All day. All night. Chad went out and played in it. We got 1-2 inches that stuck until the next day. It melted but it continued to snow/hail/rain. Today - more snow/hail/freezy rain. I'm freezing. It's a good thing I didn't put away my winter stuff (what little I have).

Of course, we ran out of firewood at the door so Chad (brave soul) moved more wood up from the front stack. It was icy which makes it kind of scary. A nurse Todd works with slid on the ice today and hit a parked car. This is the end of March for goodness sake!

My dh went out and bought 2 guitars, one for himself and a smaller one for the kids. Alec has expressed an interest and since we want him to do something musical, this seems to be a start. Todd is teaching himself, Alec and me. Todd looked pretty cool, walking into the courtyard out front carrying a guitar (twice). It has been nice, listening to soft guitar twanging/strumming/thrumming. I've learned 7 notes so far - it's fun!

Chad has postponed his euphonium playing for now as it hurts to play with braces. But he's gone back to playing piano and that's also been really nice to hear.

Our strawberries and daffodils have survived the snow and ice, so far. There's no let up in sight until Monday. Send me some warm thoughts, o.k?


Cate said...

It's nearly midnight here in NZ on a Saturday night & I just read the comment you left on my blog.

Thankyou SOOO much! It is just so cool to think that your family is sweet enough to wonder what a bunch of strangers are up to downunder!

We truly have to get the families together someday. Meeting Colleen (from The New Unschooler) recently has really shown me just how wonderful it can be to meet fellow homeschool bloggers from across the globe.

As for the snow - I'm sorry, but that sounds so fun! I'm sure that it's a headache for you guys though, and speaking of firewood, Lel does need to go get us some next weekend although this summer weather seems to be stretching on and on - I'm looking forward to winter quite frankly!

Okay - give your gang a big "g'day" from my lot & have a great day!

Leingang Family said...

We hear a lot of guitar strums around here as well. Both Zack and Andy are learning.

Isn't this weather crazy?!!!

Hope you have a great week!

Emily said...

**********************warm thoughts*****************

appleleaf said...

You guys get far more coldness than we ever know! After reading one of your blogs, I was explaining to the kids how you need to put chains on your tyres just to keep from slipping on those icy roads.
I was hoping a bit of our warmth might have crossed the globe by now. Just before Easter we still had one of the hottest heatwaves on record! But now my favourite autumn weather has arrived.
Thanks for your comments. As a matter of fact, I don't know what Peeps are, and I read about them in a few other blogs. I'd love to be enlightened.

Mama Self said...

Wow! Snow. I wonder how hard it will be to get use to Colorado weather after being in North Carolina for over three years...another adventure.

My daughter would love to learn to play guitar. We hope within the next couple of years to get her lessons. :)