and suddenly, I'm free... part-time
we knew it would happen at some point, and we talked about this day, but somehow, it wasn't real till we drove away; just the two of us. #2 son started preschool. I am way behind on several projects, mainly because I can only get an hour or two a day to work on them. the #2 son was a full time job.
he jumped right into the class like he had always been there, sat in his chair and started to participate. we waved good-bye and he reciprocated, we just walked away...
then later that afternoon a yellow school bus pulled into the driveway. I could see him waving from inside.
he said school was fun. no big deal. no drama or tears, just fun.
I installed a new liner in the swim spa. the ugly one leaked from day one, I think it was as defective as it was ugly. the replacement went in MUCH easier and is a better fit for the house. solid blue with a single white stripe.
and #2 son was having so much fun around the water, he dropped a garden stake into the pool. kat tried to fish it out, but she managed to push it between the liner and the duct work... so I had to get into that cold cold water.
I had to use a screw driver to remove a section of the duct to get that stake out. I didn't expect to have my first swim in march when the water was still cold.
we went to maria's taco xpress for hippie church sunday, the gospel project was playing. singer PJ came over to our table and sang to #2 son (video at the bottom of this entry)
kat had requested wasabi pea crusted salmon, while getting ingredients from the pantry I found an old bag of goldfish crackers and adjusted the menu.
the salmon had a lovely golden crunchy coating.
the weather has been great for dining in the screened room. we had many dinners there this week, the guest list included my dad, artist sharon kyle kuhn even exene cervenka came and shared a meal with us. I also helped watch the merch table at exene's show at the mohawk friday night. working the merch table was not nearly as interesting as I had imagined. I did get to enjoy part of her show. she kicked off her north american tour here, catch her if you can. tour dates here
a friend of ours just bought her first house, and it's very near us. we went over for dinner and #2 son was THRILLED to find a mostly empty room and a big mirror. starting a home from scratch can be an overwhelming task. she didn't have enough dishes or cutlery, luckily we anticipated this and we brought our own wine glasses and opener. we urged her to make the drive to ikea. the next day she had her first ikea experience. looking fwd to seeing all the new kitchen gear and home accessories she surely found there.
misc. food pics from the week:
notice at 16 seconds how #2 son looks at me and points to the singer to his right.