March 22nd, 2005

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Penultimate series

Knight's walking with a cane again. He and Flar and I trade around tendonitis in our left feet. Mine never gets bad enough to need a cane, but it did play into my missing BSF last week. Anyway, I bowled for the team, and we won four points!

My average is currently 144. I bowled 145, 139 and 166. But I really won because I was bowling a team whose 190+ player was off his game.

Next week is the last week.
  • Current Music
    Don't Worry, Be Happy
bundled up, walkabout, snow

One of those "mom" kind of days

I slept in a bit this morning, only to be awakened by the principal. It seems that Tigger wore dirty clothes to school this morning, and could I please bring him fresh clothes? Yeah, it's not as picky as it sounds, he's been really shirking on everything lately. Especially homework.

I called LaDonna, who Jeshua to drive her to the bowling alley, and drove into school with clothes, and stayed for a conference with his teacher. Our scheduled conference is Thursday at 4pm.

Oh, and I emailed the other chess parents that I wouldn't be there today, so that I could take Tigger home directly from school today.

He's grounded until Spring Break (I can't really ground my parents). No CRT/LCD usage of any kind (ie, no game systems, no computer, no TV), except supervised school use of the kitchen computer. Homework under supervision in the kitchen directly after school, and then whatever chores. His only approved entertainment is reading. He's also not allowed to have soda while he's grounded. I'm buying 2% milk with the groceries, because he prefers it to skim.

Then, after spring break, he'll keep doing homework the same way, but be allowed CRT privileges each evening after getting his work done.

I'm about to take over driving responsibilities again, while Flar is in Brazil, so I'm going to be waking up Tigger in the mornings and making sure he's dressed properly and eats breakfast.

While Tigger was doing his homework today, including finding out what kind of animals may be hunted in Alaska, and printing out a summary of the ANWR history since 1960, I scrubbed down the counters, washed all the dishes, and fixed "chicken tetrazini." My version is oil, garlic, green onions, chicken, water, noodles, cream of mushroom soup and parmesan. It's an I-haven't-been-grocery-shopping-for-weeks recipe.

Tigger beat the clock for cleaning his desk when his homework was done, so he gets to choose dessert.

Fencing tonight.
  • Current Music
    Total Eclipse of the Heart
bundled up, walkabout, snow

Disengage

We were late to fencing tonight. Note to self: don't do that.

My knee is sore from missing some of the opening stretches and warmups.

We didn't use the jumping that we learned last week, but we learned to disengage from a block and touch from the other direction. That is, the rest of the class learned it, after Critter had been doing it naturally against me. That kid is fast.

And tall. On the way home, we picked up two new pairs of pants for Mr. Skinned Knees and Barefoot, who was down to one pair of school pants that were acceptable. Since we were in that department, Critter also asked for another pair of jeans and a pair of khakis. He runs leans on clothes - he currently as two pair of pants that fit. So it was a reasonable request. Except we were in Wal-Mart, not the Tall Mens Shop. We could find a pair of 32x34 jeans, but there were no 32x34 khakis to be found. Yes, my son is all legs. ;)

Bath now. Body sore.

Oh, and Tigger's cookbook has an amazingly easy recipe for shortbread. We made stainglass cookies tonight and learned: (a) don't mix the colors and (b) don't over-fill the holes. We didn't make them for the equinox, so Tigger wants to make them for Daylight Savings. Which ought to be interesting, since it starts while we're away on Spring Break, according to this nifty page I just found. If we're packed early enough for the trip, we could make them the night before we leave, and bring them to eat on Sunday.
  • Current Music
    Suite From "Restless": Willow's Nightmare/First Rage/Chain Of Ancients