From the "watching & listening" category:
It’s been snowing for four days and according to the radio meteorologist, we’ve already broke the November snow record or the average or some other meaningless statistic. Either way, 30 cm (aka, a foot for you imperial folks!) Six rounds of shoveling. Two seasons-worth of hiding indoors and binge-watching “How I Met Your Mother” on Netflix. All I know is that that sidewalks are treacherous, shoveled or not, and my training is taking a cautious look out the window and wondering what’s the bigger risk: not running at all and losing a bit of my training… or running and risking a fall, sprain, twist, pull, slip, bout of pneumonia, or frostbitten toes. I think I’ll be going to the track to run indoors tonight.
Leading into the Halloween season, Claire and I have been watching this show on the Food Network called “Halloween Wars” where teams compete to build elaborate spooky cake creations from a mix of candy, cake, pumpkins and other sugary baked goods. Claire loves it. She focuses her attention like a laser, and has been following up after with some very astute and freakishly mature analysis of the designs. I mean, for a six year old to be commenting on the things she is commenting on… well, I’m wondering if I should be tapping into some of that interest and directing it into something. Like, maybe I should buy her a candy thermometer and a bag of white sugar. Just sayin…
Ah, June… Summer is at our doorstep, the days are (almost all of them) seeming to get a little bit longer, and for the second year in a row I am partaking in my daily blogging exercise, marginally focused along a …read the full post ⇒
Last summer we bought Claire a two-wheel bike, but we left the training wheels on and let her pedal gleefully around the local park path without learning much more in the way of cycling skills than any three-year-old might be expected to know about such matters.read the full post ⇒