It’s been a fairly quiet week, after a February of non-stop activity. After a house party, Super Bowl, birthdays, Pinewood Derby, Valentine’s Day, snow-shoveling, sledding, and an anniversary, I think we were due for a few days of not doing much.
We still did a few things. I swung by the local car wash (run by Sal from our church) to clean off the mud and dirt from my spin-out on I-80. The next day, I took by bike out for my first ride of the year, going down to Seymour-Smith Park and back.
It was also Fat Tuesday, so Vivian made up some spicy jambalaya for us. Then I dropped by the Men of God dinner at church to have some roast beef and potatoes as we went through one more session of the 33 Series for the year.
We had a winter storm pass by briefly that left an icy glaze on everything, shutting down Royal Rangers and American Heritage Girls for the evening but leaving us happy to stay home and keep warm. Vivian went to a seminar at Wildewood over the weekend, and I stayed home tidying up and doing such things as going for a walk and drawing a still life with Hannah, just for fun. In the meantime, Aaron tried inventing his own version of Tic-Tac-Toe that included Super Mario power-ups.
On Sunday, it was nice enough outside for us to visit Ralston Park after church. We had some burgers for lunch and then took Aaron’s remote control car for another spin. I’d let it charge up ahead of time, so it lasted about half an hour as I and the kids took turns zooming around the park, along the pathways and over the grass. We stayed a little longer afterward as Hannah and Aaron had fun just running around. Then that evening, I made some fettucine alfredo for dinner just to try something new. (I think Aaron liked it.)