Weekend Highlights

It was cold here this weekend. We were expecting a storm that never came. I confess, I was worried about it, especially when the snow didn’t come. We don’t do well when we can’t get outside. But Z was in an inside mood. He painted and played and narrated and wanted to read lots of stories. I neatened up his bookshelf and he discovered books he hasn’t thought about in a long time. He was very excited.

My husband worked at night this weekend so we had his company in the morning. This meant big breakfasts and lots of father-son wrestling while mama got a little baking and knitting time in. Plus, while Z and I made granola and cookies, he vacuumed which is my number one most hated chore. All in all, a sweet, quiet weekend while we anxiously wait for Spring!

Musings on a Monday

Forgot my coffee this morning so I had to stop to buy some instead of having my usual french roast. This coffee is too weak. Get to work and the internet is down which eliminates me getting paperwork done today. (I’m on a student laptop right now connected to a random wireless network.) Too little sleep last night + IEP meeting with administrater=not a good day for this teacher who moms.

But here are some weekend highlights.

Walks! Two long walks, one around the fancy part of Cambridge. Saw a funky, cool play kitchen in this toy store that I want to go check out without a two year old in tow. Beautiful, old houses and cute stores to window shop.

Z’s almost 4 hour nap on Saturday. So much reading and knitting done. I managed to finish Salvage the Bones which I highly recommend. Different and cool.

Z and Papa snuggling and watching the Super Bowl.

No nap on Sunday meant to an early bedtime so I was able to watch Madonna’s halftime show. Also lots of knitting got done and I made good progress on a pair of mittens for Zanny. I also got halfway through Assumption which is a pretty good detective mystery.

All for now as I try to see what I can salvage out of this day!


Musings on a Monday

As I emerge from the mountain of grading the end of the term brings and the four IEPs I have to write along with the progress reports, my mind wanders to my weekend. I’ve decided to write about it instead of my work as our IEP Writing system program is down. Oh well.

 Such a nice weekend. Beautiful warm weather here for January. Z and I took lots of long walks and got treats and coffee at our local bakery. We played outside for hours with dried beans and little toys and threw a basketball around. We visited choo choo tracks and waited for a train. He took a long nap so I got to read the paper, write a little bit, almost finish up a hat. The warm winter here has made me itch for spring. I’m so excited to start our garden in our little yard this year. Last year was a trial run.

 The day’s almost over here and it went pleasantly quickly. I want to rush out of here, grab groceries and go home to the mayhem that the house turns into with “boys’ day”. When Papa is in charge the dishes pile up, the toys are everywhere, there is no nap. But I get a wonderfully sleepy, happy little boy at the end of the day. Sometimes you just have to bite your tongue and let it be.