Today started with a brisk (read that COLD) walk at 6:45 am, then a private lesson at 9 then home before the kiddies even woke up. I made today a "screen-free" day which means any entertainment involving a video screen is off limits. I do that about once a month and it is always nice. The toughest part is for Eric to comply, poor guy. But he is doing very well. He did just ask if he could wait until midnight and then watch Law and Order. Hee Hee. From my darling offspring, I got total cooperation and no real complaints. Everyone rose to the occasion beautifully and read, played outside, helped me in the garden and generally acted like the lovely children I know they all keep hidden inside their sometimes moody skins. The house was quiet, peaceful and , wonder of wonders, I did not have to listen to the oddly otherworldly and, not oddly, annoying soundtrack of Zelda for Wii.
Tomorrow, Sue and I are supposed to run a 10-miler at 6:30 am, but I just checked the weather and it's supposed to be snowing and feel like 20 degrees outside. I'm dedicated, but I am not really sure I'm that dedicated. I'll get up and see how the roads are to decide if I want to drive over and meet her.
This is always my very favorite holiday weekend, and today was a very nice beginning.