Saturday, February 06, 2010

just an update

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I have just run into a paucity of bloggable moments, coupled with a paucity of computer time. Someday I will have my own laptop. Darn kids.

Seriously, in late January/early February, nothing is happening in Minnesota. I haven't even had any notable birds at my feeders. I have heard a few great horned owls calling, but generally there is a lack of wildlife wonder around here.

Today I cleaned/organized the room that will eventually be The Hermit's and my bedroom. A little wiring, a little drywall, and get the tools and building supplies the heck outta there! I am so ready to have a finished house, and so realizing it's not going to happen any time soon.

Starflower and Mr. Attitude were having a good time sliding down the stairs on a piece of cardboard that was part of the box our big TV came in, the box I finally removed from the future bedroom today.

Calvin's basketball season is winding down. They have one game left, at a town so far away I probably will not be attending. But the game I watched this week was good enough for me. He scored six points, had some great defensive moves, and played almost the entire second half. One of his best friends was on the other team, they had the same number, and ended up guarding each to watch!

In musical news, we have a new Yamaha keyboard in the house, with (literally) all the bells and whistles. Starflower and Mr. Attitude needed something better than our 20 year old muddy sounding Roland for piano practice, and we don't have a good place in the house for a real piano. But when you have a gazillion different sound effects, a real piano would just be so BORING! The interesting part is, Calvin has taken a great interest in the new keyboard. He has never taken a piano lesson, but he can figure out how to play the trumpet part from a band song on keyboard (Calvin plays alto sax). I know enough about playing music to think that is amazing.

So that's the news from the doldrums of winter.


Pablo said...

Great update. It sounds as though you do have plenty to post about despite the winter doldrums of Minnesota.

Jayne said...

Indeed, busy times at the Deb household! Yea for Calvin!

Floridacracker said...

LOL! My kids did the same stairway surfing years ago. They are pretty straight and steep so I had to be the bottom bumper for them.
Too funny.

Deb said...

Pablo- yes, life goes on indoors or outdoors. I wish it were more of the latter.

Jayne- Yup. Busy. Spelling bee tomorrow night (Starflower). But I'm loving it.

FC- That is funny! You may recall our stairway takes a 90 degree turn about 2/3 of the way down, so they didn't have a long steep ride. They put pillows at the turn so they wouldn't crash into the wall. Starflower still managed to jam her finger.