I was out for a (slow, painful) run today and realized that I've been blogging (inconsistently) for 10 years! Whoa.
So a few updates from these parts.
Gardening: We had a hot spell and then rain and today was just lovely. It's been a perfect spring. I'm so, so glad I planted a winter garden. It's the first time I've really done that and it's so fun to pick peas, beets and carrots. The potatoes are growing, the daffodils were lovely and it's been all around fabulous. The most annoying part of gardening is the irrigation and, this winter, the rain did it for me about 80% of the time. Oscar is a great age for the garden and getting good about not stepping on the plants. It's been a lot of fun. In other good garden news, I had a bumper load of compost so the soil in the beds looks great and my rhubarb that I thought I killed last year seems to be coming back. In addition to the winter veggies I just put in some tomatoes, a pepper, bean seeds, strawberries and flowers. Now if the slugs would stop eating the strawberries I'd be all set.
Biscuit: She has been busy! Last weekend was the Science Olympiad competition. It's always a fun day. It was a bit rough for her team and she wasn't totally satisfied with one of her events so there was a little sadness but she got a 4th place medal in Write it, Do it which exciting. It was fun to cheer on the team. She also had her final choir concert with several schools from the district and that was really great. All the choirs sounded so good and the big, group number was very cool. She's still playing trumpet and getting better every day and is in the Running Club. Fortunately, just as she was starting to get really stressed about being busy things started wrapping up for the season. It's hard to believe the school year is almost over.
Entertainment: I just finished All the Light We Cannot See. I know, everyone read it last year but I'm always behind. It was recommended a few times in the What Should I Read Next podcast and my name finally came up on the library queue. It was good but I read it practically back to back with The Book Thief and seriously need a break from World War Two Germany right now. So, for lighthearted entertainment, I started Mozart in the Jungle (on Amazon Prime TV) while I was waiting for season 2 of Catastrophe (also on Amazon). Then Catastrophe finally became available so I got our taxes done and started watching it last night so was up far too late.
Productivity: ha ha ha. I got nothin'. Well, I did read some books and watch some tv and everyone has clean sheets on their bed. I'm calling that a win. Oh wait, I have clean sheets but they aren't ON my bed. I best go handle that (while watching TV of course). I'll check in soon with more about getting in shape and planning for Oscar's 5th (5th!!) birthday.