Tuesday, February 28, 2006

mid-winter blahs

Come February in Minnesota, the winters start getting long. We've had a couple of warm spells this year, but we're all looking forward to spring. I start reading books to get my mind off things - this year I've been reading Harry Potter along with Caleb. He's brought home these huge Potter books and plopped down on the floor for an hour at a time reading. I figured that I better read them along with him. Harry Potter is more interesting in the mid-winter than it would be other times of the year.

Friday, February 10, 2006

getting settled

Moving twice in one year is really disorienting. It's been 6 weeks since we've moved and I'm just now thinking of getting back to a normal routine. The boxes never end and I'm still hunting for things I need.

I hope to take more photos. I got out the cameras for Steve's birthday, only to find they were all either out of film or had low batteries. sigh. I figure I must be doing better if I'm noticing things I want to take photos of - 2am last night there was a great photo opportunity of the trees making shadows in the fog. The street light had just enough light to make it really interesting, with the tree outlines layered on each other. I was too tired to look for batteries, though.

We don't have internet from the house. I am using library computers for now.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

warm for Minnesota

It feels like April in Minnesota, or February in Georgia. The snow is melting off. I'm thinking about starting my seeds, but it's a month too early for that.

The sump pump is running more often - just doing it's job.

Steve's birthday was yesterday. He had tapioca pudding, angel food cake and a nice dinner of baked fish, asparagus and sweet potatoes. Busy day for us, but he's still another year older.