The last day of February has been a very busy one for me – and for a lot of us here in and around our little town.
First in the news is that it’s Shrove Tuesday; so breakfast for all meals was very popular – and that was why Jacob and Miranda had to work at the Inn today to help keep up with the extra business for all three meals. I was booked with band and praise team practices tonight, so my pancakes and bacon meal was at breakfast; and Michael stayed to do that with us while his parents were at work anyway. That was a lot of fun – and so was Tai Chi by the river thanks to continuing, temporary warm-up. We had a bit of rain here and there today, but it didn’t really start coming down until around dinnertime and into the evening.
That rain got in the way of our marching band practice, and we got a bit wet getting between practices and then home again; but we were indoors for most of the day and the weather wasn’t an issue.
While I couldn’t have breakfast for lunch or dinner, we did still get to have some Shrove Tuesday fun at school because Michael and I left for school early; we went to the Olde Bakery, and picked up a couple of boxes of Paczkis to share with some of our siblings, cousins, and friends. It’s likely for the best that the Olde Bakery doesn’t make and sell them every day, since that might overload even my hyper-active, Magi powered metabolism! They are delicious, though, and I ate two of them – one at lunch; and one between band practices. Since I’m thinking about bands, I’ll also mention that the funds that weren’t spent on the trip – and we’re not talking about a lot of money – will be split and donated to our two schools for other projects. Mum would have topped up the accounts if we’d actually ended up a bit short even after the lab donation, but the last of the bills for the trip are all pretty much in now; and our last fruit and vegetable boxes orders made sure that we had enough to cover all of those little expenses – like the spending money that the chaperones used to help out some of the teens and tweens while we were in Florida.
We had a good day at school; our band practices were a bit quieter this week – though that’s emotionally-speaking; since the marching band practice was louder while we marched in the gym. Our teen praise team practices are getting a bit more serious because we are getting closer to Easter; and while that seems like a long time away right now; we also only have five more practices to go until then – after tonight; and we still have a lot of work to do before we’ll be ready for our annual sunrise service and the rest of the music we’ll be doing over the Easter season. We also have the music for one of the March Break Sundays, though that won’t be our full praise team; because a couple of our members will be away on holidays that week.
Next up for the news of the day, I brought Michael home with me after our practice at the church so that we could do our homework – and a Magi lesson – together. We didn’t even get started on that until a bit after ten o’clock; I used a time phase; and that helped Dad with getting his work done too by the time we wrapped up at a bit after eleven. Michael and I then put the twins to bed; had a bit of alone time in the lounge; and then he went home before midnight so that I could get to work on my usual stack of bedtime computing.
I won’t bore you with those details; since I’m ready to be sleeping anyway. We’ve had a good day; it’s been an awesome bonus to basically get through February without any snow worth mentioning; and I’ll be a very happy camper if we get that lucky for the last weeks of winter as we head into spring!
Until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!