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The sunny days before the storm

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The weather was so nice and since James was working from home and Bethany was still here from the weekend (no class today) we had a picnic lunch at Fly’n B – of course we checked out the baby owls, Jack got dirty and Grace saw a muskrat.

James and I took Jack to the patio of Solid Grounds while Hannah was at dance. I did some art, read my book, James read his book and Jack sat.

Tuesday we did some school while Jack slept.

He had fun chasing a squirrel and barking at it.

We left him in the crate and went to St. John’s for some Bach by violin.

Lunch was SAME cafe.

Grace’s stickers came in the mail – cute!

This was the verse on Biblegateway for today –

Hebrew 1:3 Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words! [ The Son Is Higher than Angels ] After he finished the sacrifice for sins, the Son took his honored place high in the heavens right alongside God, far higher than any angel in rank and rule. Did God ever say to an angel, “You’re my Son; today I celebrate you” or “I’m his Father, he’s my Son”? When he presents his honored Son to the world, he says, “All angels must worship him.”

No matter if you read the Bible straight through, in year, one book at a time, just verses at a time – there will be things that pop out when you see them. I must have read these verses before, but when I read them this morning I found a deeper level to them. “The Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature.” I love that! Since we are made in God’s image and Christ lives in us we too should mirror God and are stamped with His nature. Lofty goals and a good reminder.

 

Our week

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On Monday it seemed warm enough to sit on the deck of Solid Grounds with Jack, but the clouds rolled in and the wind picked up. So, I dropped him a home and came back to sit with Grace and read. Tuesday was jazz night at Phil’s, we ate dinner at One Barrel – they have such good food and drinks there.

Jazz was nice.

Thursday we went to the ballet for Ballet Masterworks.

We had awesome seats and the ballet was amazing. Part 2 was Carmina Burana, it opened with 60 person chorus, the dancers and orchestra – it was electric.

We had lunch at PS 303, dropped Hannah at home and Grace and I went to CU to make mini-terrariums.

Jack likes to do school, but he just ends up messing up things.

We drove to Montbello to help Pam with crossing guard duty. The school doesn’t have a crosswalk and a kid was hit a few weeks ago (he’s fine), so she asked for help training drivers and walkers to cross where the new crosswalk is going in. Her grandson Marcus was happy to keep Jack occupied.

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Then, since it was hot, we went to Constellation for ice cream. Jack’s had ice cream from every Littleman places except Rocket – that will have to wait until Summer.

 

Week in review

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I did well this week with doing neat things for each day of my birthday month and doing so in spite of being tired. Because of all the cold and snow and avalanches in the mountain, Monday was post a picture of Summer.

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I love the firewheels that poke up along the Platte. Monday was observation day at dance, I didn’t take any pictures, but I did video Hannah’s dance so she could practice it next week (they are off next Monday.)

Tuesday we did school, Hannah had her ingrown toenail removed, I had a blood draw and we had lunch at Cafe 180 where they piled on the salad.

This days event was – see some art. We had free tickets to the MOA Natura Obscura again, so we went there and tried to find different things than last time.

My sleepy boy.

Jack was ready for Mardi Gras.

And so was I, we went to Phil’s for jazz, ‘Nawlins fare and drinks.

Wednesday was write a thank you note to someone, I wrote two.

We did school, dropped Jack at daycare and met Ann at the Butterfly Pavilion. We hadn’t been there in a while, they changed some stuff around and we got to walk around with the butterflies.

Thursday the thing to do was do something FUN (okay, most of my stuff might be labeled that anyway..) We did school, dropped Jack at daycare and headed to Boulder. First – lunch at Zoe Ma Mas. The potstickers were okay, but the steamed buns were really good.

Next up, go tour the Media Archeology Lab. It’s a house stuffed with old computers, music devices, typewriters, cell phones, game systems and more.

Grace found a digital Etch-a-sketch animator.

Hannah found a Gameboy with a camera, it needed a little help to make it print, and the print is not great, but it worked.

We went by Celestial (because when we are in Boulder we go grab more tea, they have lots of variety, more so than any store that carries it.) Then back to CU to the art museum. We toured the new exhibit, then headed upstairs to try watercolor glaciers. Watercolors are not my forte, but I have ideas for the next time.

Monday

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So a few weeks ago I went all Marie Kondo on the house, it started in the closet. Does this spark joy? Moved to the bathroom, then the laundry room, den and kitchen. I have to say after listening to a podcast about the book – no, I could never live like that. Sure, get rid of crap, but do stuff like put away the soap every single time! After thanking it! Taking your soap and shampoo into the shower, then out of the shower every single time! Nope. But, I do remove the charger cord when I’m done with it, put the blender away when done with it and there is less stuff (especially on the kitchen counters) so it look cleaner.

Grace didn’t have to work today, so we just did school, then she stayed home to put stuff into her new vanity while Hannah did ballet and dance and I took Jack to the dog park. Jack finally found some dogs to chase him, that’s his thing, He just wants someone to chase him as he runs – then when he needs a break he ducks under one of the wolves as ‘base’

James and I went to DU for a jazz recital. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was cool. It was jazz guitar and a funk saxophone ensemble, the students were dressed in 1970 attire with funky glasses, they were having fun. I thought it would last longer, it was only 30 minutes, but it was free, parking was free and that gave us some time to have dinner. We went to Devour the 303, we saw it on the way, they had good drinks and my quesadilla with pulled pork was really good. The dessert, a cinnamon bundt cake with whiskey topping was very good.

Dance, party, computers, mall, Coney island, snow

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Friday –

Time for the Winter Wonderland dance. I dropped off the girls and… they had fun! I was sure I’d pick them up early, but they stayed from 6 to 9:30pm.

Saturday it was go to the mall (and I put pics of Jack all over the Microsoft store computers.)

And got some late b-day pics of Bethany (the mall has great backdrops.)

Then it was off to drop the girls at the MCA for an 80’s party.

I took the opportunity to run by the Courthouse to take pics of the lights.

Sunday we went to church and decided to take a drive to Coney island for hot dogs.

When we got home, Jack was bored.

Goings on, school, work for Grace, river samples, teen poe-tea, ice carvings, youth group, teen science cafe, driving practice, Paint mines, doc, blood draw, Platte hike, Chocolate affair, church, zoo (maybe)

Dinners -Italian sausage and potatoes, chicken pot pie, hamburger patties with mushrooms and onions, beef and barley stew, aloo phujia, chicken with tabbouleh.

Aloo Phujia

1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 tsp teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 tomatoes, chopped
1lb cubed pork

Lightly brown onion in oil in a medium size skillet.
Stir in salt, cayenne, turmeric and cumin. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add tomatoes and pork, cover pan and cook until potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.

Snow dog on Monday.

Fox theater

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Advent day 12

We went to the Fox for Granny Dances a Holiday Drum show with the Cleo Robinson Parker dancers. It’s just a sampling of the show, but it’s free and the dancers are amazing. Video of the dances here and here and here.

My friend Renee gave me a Christmas present of 2 recipe books and a coin purse from Hawaii.

I gave her some super soft slippers, tea and a coloring book. We had lunch, dropped off tix at a friend’s house, came home, I took Grace to CU for a teen science cafe and a friend took Hannah to the youth group party.

 

Recital

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Advent day 10.

It was nice only having 1 set of shirt, leotard, bloomers and skirt to iron.

Here’s the video from rehearsal (they were wearing green tunics and gold leaf sparklers in their hair. They had to use about 100 bobby pins to keep it in her hair!)

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The sunset was amazing.