Sunday, March 26, 2017

Day 10.075: Exile #2's Sunday Column #169

Exile #2 writes...

On Friday, Exile #4 and E5N1 had to make up a day of school. The school district had allowed for five cancellations due to snow but, this year, we had seven. The state of Maine specifies a required number of school days, and so, one way or another, the extra snow days have to be made up.

The rules are a little different for Exile #3, however. Despite the fact that all the kids from town go the high school, it is technically a private school. For this reason, Exile #3 still had the day off. Having such an opportunity, during the course of the day she decided to go from this:


via this:


to this:


Now she's having endless fun swinging it around.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day 10.074: Making movies

I helped E5N1 out with making a movie (slideshow with voice-over) for a school project today. He did a nice job - starting with some great illustrations. This is one example:



Other than that, a wild-goose-chase trip to the post office to attempt to apply for a passport renewal (we were too late) and packing Exile #4 off for a birthday sleepover, it was a pretty quiet day.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 10.073: More people should dance

This came home from school with E5N1 the other day. It's a piece of persuasive writing (with a snazzy cover):

After watching snow fall all afternoon, Exile #2 and I went out - not to dance - but to watch some dance from the amazing ladies of Art Moves, who had ventured down to Portland from their home base in Norway Maine to perform a fantastic hour long work to the music of Nina Simone called "Outlast the Backlash/Freedom is...". We loved it!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 10.072: Coordinated

On Sunday, Exile #2 and Exile #4 noticed that they were unexpectedly coordinated:


and then E5N1 arrived!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 10.071: Dancer: 1, Cameraman: 0

Exile #3 danced at the student choreography show at her school this evening. She did great. Me - not so much!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 10.070: A sign of spring

There were several cedar waxwings outside our office building this morning. It may not feel much like spring - but there are a few signs that it is!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 10.069: First day of spring

As I got home from my run this morning, I spotted this tiny snowman perched on top of a snow pile by the fire hydrant outside our house:


No-one in the house admits to making it, so I guess it must have been a neighbor or passer-by.

Later, when the sun came out, it began to look a lot like the first day of spring, as long as your mental image of a spring day is this: