Monday, February 23, 2015

31.5 degrees

Here's some of what's happening:
  • It's been 31.5 degrees this morning, which is a stupid temperature.  We had predictions of freezing rain and my husband had to drive the kids to school.  Baby T and I are stuck at home, as it's too cold to walk comfortably and driving is out of the question, as it's not worthwhile to risk death for a latte.
  • Really enjoying the new Foyle's War episodes!  They're doing a very good job integrating Foyle into the intelligence community and individualizing the personalities of his new colleagues.
  • Baby T is rejecting strapped things.  We're doing more or less OK with her walking rather than riding in the stroller, but her rejection of high chairs and insistence on sitting in a normal chair without straps is driving me nuts, as she likes to sit, eat crackers, walk around (maybe with crackers), go sit back down, eat crackers, walk around, etc.  Also, there's the issue of diet, as the strapless seating seems to go hand-in-hand with a diet consisting largely of crackers.
  • Baby T has also been insisting that her high chair is just for monkey (or Elmo, or whoever her current favorite is).  So she plunks her friend down in the high chair, insists on a cracker and a "straw cup" for her friend, and then sits nearby in a big chair, with no straps.    
  • So many school projects!
  • Summer vacation in less than 3 months!
  • We have our summer West Coast tickets now for me, C and D.
  • I have entered into a deal with C.  If she practices for 15 minutes a day nearly every day for two months, we will buy her a nicer ukulele.  (The old standard was 10 minutes a day.)  C is interested and she's already put in two or three days of 15 minutes.  I heard her playing "Amazing Grace" a couple days ago.  (I have written the terms of the deal on C's calendar and have also been recording her practice times there.) 
  • I've also ordered C a Beatles fingerpicking ukulele book and Beatles CD with their earlier 1960s stuff. 
  • D has history fair soon!  

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