Monday, February 27, 2012
Our weekend was pretty low-key. We didn't have any girl scout activities or birthday parties to attend. Daphne was still feeling a little yucky from the strep, but we did get out of the house on Saturday to go to the mall (Daphne has suddenly out-grown all of her pants!), lunch (lobster bisque!) and grocery shopping.
Sunday, Misters Tim and Jeff came over for a little band time. It was really fun. The guys sounded great, and I even joined in a couple songs on fiddle. We discovered that the secret to playing the fiddle is re-tuning the violin to AEAE instead of GDAE. This allows you to play chords a lot more easily, and I was able to sound like I sort of actually knew what I was doing. Daphne played shakers and sang a little. Good times. The plan is to try to get together and play once a month. We'll see if that happens. Maybe we can get a couple more people to join in and have a real hootenanny in the spring.
The weekend ended with my new favorite show, The Worst Cooks in America. I love that show. Unlike most reality shows, I like pretty much all of the contestants, and I hate to see any of them get kicked off. They are all trying so hard, but what a bunch of train wrecks! Last night, there were steaks catching on fire, pizzas falling on the floor, and one poor girl poured a WHOLE BOX of pasta into her minestrone. Oh wait. That was me.
It is Monday now. I just put Daphne on the bus - her first day back to school post-strep - and I am completely alone for the first time in 10 days. It is nice. I am going to have some lunch and knit. Hope you had a good weekend.