We had cheese tortellini for dinner last night. It was okay, but not great. The biggest recommendation was ease in preparation, since the bulk of the evening was spent making Tigger's Wickiup for school.
They're studying native americans right now in second grade, and his project was to make a Wickie-up. The general instructions encouraged students to make as much use as possible of natural materials, and to include at least two extras in the project, which could be crafts, food, people, animals or scenery. Then the instructions for making a wickie-up used a plastic food containter (for instance cool whip) and construction paper. Instead, Tigger wanted to use sticks and bark and mud.
He did a lot of the work. He found the right sticks; he collected the bark and dirt for mud. But it took more than one pair of hands to hold the bent sticks in place while tying them together to make the frame. And considering the amount of mess we make the kitchen into with *me* handling the mud, I shudder to think what it would have looked like with Tigger handling that part. This morning he went to school with one very muddy wickie-up, decorated with a couple of woven-colored-paper rugs: only one piece of bark had fallen off before he left the house, but I wouldn't call the assemblage stable.
After the wickie-up was done, I asked Flar if I could take a bubble bath while he supervised the boys cleaning the kitchen. I mostly wanted a chance to soak the dirt out from under my fingernails, but since I was taking a bath, I decided to go ahead and take out my braids. A lot of hair came out with them, so it's just as well that I didn't wait any longer.
It took me forever. Flar decided to go to bed early and wake early, so I talked him into waking the boys this morning, and got to sleep in, after finally finishing with my bath by midnight.
I bowled really well today. 138, 120 and 157. We took all 4 points, so we'll see be in first place next week. No errands today, and the woman who bowled a 600 series the week I was gone didn't want to bother with filling out an awards form.
I ate lunch, read the comics, did the crosswords, read my email and live journal, and successfully put off thinking about finances until later tonight.
Time to get the boys.