AWOL: Spring is in the Air

Things have been insane around here. Beanie is off for TWO weeks for spring break, and Jeffrey is off next week, but they have half days all this week due to parent/teacher conferences. Why even bother? 9-12? It’s more of a hassle than it’s worth.

Abby is sowing some wild oats. She has always had a predilection for coloring on the walls, and all crayons and markers have to be stored up high- like, top shelf high- only someone left a crayon down. There are large red crayon happy faces on the side of Phoebe my buffet, and behind the door in her room. Honestly, (and I know this makes my mom absolutely nuts) I really don’t care- the faces are so stinking cute- she just figured out how to make people, and I love them. Besides, they’ll come off with a magic eraser. I scolded her and put her on a time out. Meh.

At the RS diner the other night, I had the best mac and cheese of my life. I’m scrounging to get the recipe, and as soon as I have it, I’ll share. Seriously. The best.

My piano lessons are going fantastic. Did I tell you that I was taking piano? My backyard neighbor teaches piano, and one day, she gave me a date and time and said “Be there!”. She’s gifting the lessons, and then I’m teaching Jeffrey. I’ve gone from not even knowing where/what middle-C is, to being able to read simple sheet music and plunk out a song! In only a little over a month! It’s fantastic, and I love love love it. A whole new world has opened up. I never realized why the chorister waved her hand around, what a metronome was for, or why some notes went up and down. And now, I do!

Making some steps in my business. Scary, but exciting too. When the time is right, I’ll post details. Getting vetted right now for a trade show. That’s all I can say…

We’re trying to decide if Beanie is ready to mainstream into regular Kindergarten with as IEP, or if he is better off staying at the AIM school. The teachers are going to pow-wow next week and decided. I told them whatever helps him most is my plan.

Congratulations to my sister-in-law who just passed a big test to be certified in her nursing profession. She studied hard, and she did a great job. We’re proud of her.

More to come- things are in the works, and if you hear some hammering and sawing around here, just ignore it. It’s all part of the changing season!

6 thoughts on “AWOL: Spring is in the Air

  1. When Thing 1 walked into the living room humming that hymn you’re always “plunking out”, it made my heart soar. That may have been the only thing that kept me from abandoning him on the side of the road that day. Good for you.

  2. That’s neat. I sometimes think I’d like to learn piano, but then I remember the lessons I had as a kid and decide it’d probably be a waste of time. :)

  3. All those things sound great. Except all those vacay days and half days. I agree about half days, my kids have those for parent teacher conferences too – then they have my teenager go all day but don’t want me to bring the elementary kids to the conferences. Hello? What am I supposed to do with them?

    So happy for you, it definately sounds like spring there, even if it isn’t warm yet.

  4. Yeah, I hear ya! B’s kinder schedule is 7:30-10:40 everyday but Weds when she gets out at 10:00!! It sucks big time! As for spring break, only three of the chitlens are on and I have to take M to state testing at the jr college twenty minutes away everyday at 1pm. It couldn’t be a worse time of the day. I can’t stand this spring break!

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