Saturday, February 25, 2017


That's how I've been lately with my blog. Neglectful. February is always one of the hardest months for me. Even though we've had no snow it's been dreary and damp and just blech. And then last weekend the sun came out and it felt like the end of spring, when things warm up and the damp takes a hike. We spent one afternoon playing basketball, Lucy and me against Len and Kate, at the court down the street near the lake. We spent a lot of time outside just enjoying the break from the dreary, chilly dampness that will inevitably return before winter releases its grip. As I type the snowflakes have begun to fall tonight but instead of getting some nice substantial snow that could mean sledding and snowmen and snowball fights, the forecast calls for less than an inch which just means wet and slushy and nofunatall.

So what else have we been up to? A lot actually. Lucy's tumbling class continues and she's getting stronger and more confident.

Handstand from Lisa on Vimeo.

Kate is still very much enjoying Taekwondo.

Taekwondo kicking from Lisa on Vimeo.

We made the trek into the city last week to see Dr. Boyd for teeth cleaning and orthodontic work. Lucy had broken the wires on both the top and bottom braces so he put in some sturdier stock and thus far they are still in. As a treat for driving so far and missing school, we usually eat supper in Chicago and on our way to meet Len for pho we noticed that one of our old playgrounds on the lake had gotten a makeover. That meant we HAD to stop to try out all the new equipment.

And watch the wind whip the waves up onto the barrier.

We went a bit further west from here to visit with Len's cousins, Dolores and Ed. Lucy and Kate had a grand time playing tunes on the piano and flute while Dolores showed them how to play the trumpet.

Lucy and I took a walk while Dolores taught Kate how to play Soduku. She's hooked!

A newly minted Chicago friend has found a house very near ours and she came out for a visit with her kids last weekend. They will move here in April.

Seems like we had a lot crammed into a weekend right? Yes but...we had a 4 day weekend so we had a lot of time to fill. Our last outing was ice skating at a nearby rink (since our lake is completely thawed). In a bit of serendipitous good luck, some of Kate's and Lucy's classmates were there too which made the two hours of skating fly by.

As for me, I managed to get out of the house to play bunco with the ladies on Thursday night. We didn't get a group shot this time around but here's the one from December. It's a lively bunch!

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