It was a nice spring break week and also nice that it's back to the grind tomorrow. I can only take so much free time (and kids with too much free time) before I start feeling restless. But we did get in some funtime without having to pay an arm and a leg for a Big Trip.
We participated in major sporting events (bowling), took in some culture (art supply store), visited the tropics (reptile store), operated high octane machinery (bicycling), endured weather extremes (dog walking in a blizzard, bicycling during a sprinkle storm) while journalling our adventures (sporadic blogging). One thing remains on the spring break bucket list and that is exotic daredevilling (climbing center). That may or may not happen later today.
This was also Chaco's spring break, so he took time to travel all the way home (~7 miles) to join us.
|Does this body make me look fat?|
And we mustn't forget the good old downtime.
The weather steadily improved, starting from blizzard and working its way up to more seasonable fare. There's not much snow around now, just the ugly post-snow-melting gravel, dirt, and muck. But this is also "Pothole Palooza" season where roadcrews go around to fix potholes that have formed from the relentless freeze/thaw cycles of winter. They are surprisingly efficient, and the ghastly potholes on our low priority street have already been repaired.
Also, with spring comes (doom doom DOOM) tax day! I'm thankful that Magnum takes care of the task of filing our taxes. I compile some basic accounting over the course of the year, then hand it over to him along with the mass of investment documents that start filling up the mailbox. He makes more money than I do, so it's only fair he does the taxes, right?
Magnum and I watched The Hidden Face. It was suspenseful and intriguing, but GEESH! Not very nice people. Now I have a craving for a movie with some nice people. Anyone have any nice people movie suggestions, feel free to send them along!
And Thank You to the nice people who visit here and whose blogs keep me (fairly) sane.