day in my life

I almost didn't post this month's "Day in my Life," but then I realized that I might like to make a little book for my family of a year's worth of "Day in my Life's". So here's my day without lots of pictures.

Woke up at 5 a.m. and said "goodbye" to Nels as he headed off to work in Boston today. Cold at 7F today with a wind. Lou complained of a stomach ache and ended up not going to school. Doesn't she look pleased? Hmm.

Hels came downstairs having just finished making a case for her recorders. I had discovered my tenor recorder at school banging around the classroom and threw a fit. It is made from the leg of an old pair of jeans that kids had signed at a birthday party. She sewed fringe on one end and a zipper on the other. She's bringing sharpies to school so everyone can continue signing said leg.

At least the recorder is now safe.

I spent the morning with 8th graders introducing them to part two of their Civil War research project. Interestingly, I introduced part one on November 14th and got to blog it for "day in my life."

Finished with the 8th grade and came home to work at my desk. The house was cold, so turned up the heat. Lou sewed herself a book bag. We had lunch together and snuggled on the couch under a big wool blanket with books for a bit. She seems better :)

Headed back to school to attend Hels' violin lesson with her. Both girls are suddenly making progress. Lou is about to finish book 2, Hels book 3. Hels gets to rent an ELECTRIC violin for a month after she passes book 3, so she's motivated. Passing book 3 means being able to play from memory every song in books 1, 2, and 3.

Got home late after attending a meeting. Nels is in Boston. Omelets for dinner. It's now 5F and due to go to -15 tonight. Not a very exciting day....fairly ordinary for us, but isn't that the idea of "day in my life?"

denise  – (January 14, 2009 at 6:52 PM)  

But ordinary is different for everyone, right? That is what makes it so interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn  – (January 14, 2009 at 9:20 PM)  

I love that first photo of Lou...she does look pleased. :) These day in your life posts are always fun for me to read; I'm glad you post them.

Susan  – (January 15, 2009 at 12:26 AM)  

An afternoon spent snuggling under a wool blanket doesn't sound ordinary at all! Ah, the magic of ordinary days...I love the recorder cover, your girls' creativity and resourcefulness, your happy pride in the girls' music lesson progress, and the homey goodness of a simple supper of omelets.

And now I must confess: I have always found history boring with its emphasis on dates and unhappy events...but I LOVE diaries and living history museums. It is reading about the daily lives of people from any time period that is exciting to me :-)

Tammy  – (January 15, 2009 at 12:41 PM)  

I like the "ordinary" posts of everyday life.

I have to admit, I didn't even KNOW there was such a thing as an electric violin! I'd love it if you posted a clip of her playing it someday. Would be fun to listen to. :)

Jan  – (January 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM)  

Thanks so much for sharing your day.

Anonymous –   – (January 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM)  

Hmmm...suspiciously content! But I can't blame her--seems like a perfect day to snuggle with mom and a good book.

heather  – (January 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM)  

i love readings your days... i'm glad you did it! you must be freezing up there, it is mighty cold here.

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