March 26, 2007

Spring Break...and, GO!

At last, Spring Break has arrived. As usual, Matt went to the NFL National Qualifier tournament Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (no one qualified this year, though as far as we know everyone tried their best; and that is what we always hope for.) Sunday we spent a little time snuggling with the girls and regrouping slightly, then went off to see Joe and Carol's new house and welcome Susan home for a visit.

As an aside, we are grateful that the Kanns have decided to move at least 10, maybe 15 minutes closer. (I'm sure that was a big selling point for the house! ;-) ) Also, it has much more room, which will be handy for their growing family (and guests!) Of especial little-girl interest was the playroom, complete with a tea-party table and a tea party set, as well as a handy swing and high chair to keep the dollies occupied while the Mommies have tea. And that was just the indoors....Needless to say, all the Ogles had a wonderful time.

We stayed too late, playing and talking, but are rallying a bit now after being up later than usual.

I just finished dumping my usual birthday present from my mother into the tall garden (nine buckets of beautifully finished compost, already sifted and fluffy), and tucked the rest of it (four bags of worm castings) into the used-to-be-doghouse (because we don't *have* a dog; it came with the house). That means that area is topped off enough that I can plant salad greens sometime this week, in between showers. And *that* means there'll be salad in about four weeks, tops, from all the thinnings. ('scuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin; it's been a long winter!)

Big plans (famously best-laid, of course...) for the week include catching up on the everyday stuff we've been putting off in favor of other things lately; doing some spring cleaning here and there; Matt grading some papers so he's not too far behind; the aforementioned planting and much, much more yard work; seeing if we can connect with Ross and Tamara and Tamara's daughter and granddaughter, here for a visit (Laura, upon meeting the two-month-old: "I like this baby!"); much death and destruction wreaked on fictional victims inside Matt's computer; and perhaps a mystery or three for me.


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