Somewhat eventful week, and I see that I didn't get it posted yesterday.
Grumph. And today is a busy one, so this will be worked on only in the
This was our first week of school for both of N's kids, and in particular
of homeschooling for j. N and I are taking turns, with N on Tuesday and
Thursday, and me on Monday and Wednesday (when C has a caregiver in,
although it's a little more hectic right now because we're between
caregivers). Friday is for catch-up and projects. J also got the first
weekly call from his teacher, where we were able to determine that we have
a lot more freedom to choose which activities (e.g. science experiments)
we actually do. It's still a bit of a scramble.
This weekend (ok, last weekend -- I'm finishing this up on Tuesday at this
point) one of our neighbors, Dean, threw a huge party. He apparently does
this every year for his birthday. He's 67, and has been building his
house and "landscaping" his property since sometime in the '70s. It's
awesome. "Landscaping" in quotes because landscaping doesn't normally
include secret tunnels, grottos, and water slides. I only found out about
it because I was standing behind him in line at the grocery store. Fairly
large amount of music. He's a fiddler! We have a lot of songs that could
use fiddle. He also repairs pianos.
The hash I made of "Wheelin'" on Saturday afternoon prompted me to finally
reprint the LgF songbook -- two-sided, using my new style definitions.
Worked great. There are still a few glitches, but on the whole it's a big
I made fudgies for the party. Recipe in the notes.
We hired a new caregiver for Colleen. As soon as we saw her purple hair
we knew she was going to be a good fit. She'll start on the 25th, after
giving two weeks' notice at her previous job.
( Notes & links, as usual )