Life in the Miser Mom household continues to be rich and full.
On Sunday this week, the tomato seeds that I started (per my custom, in canning jars in a southern window) sprouted, just in time to celebrate my birthday with me.
On Tuesday, I-daughter, K-daughter, and my granddaughter Baby-A came over for our usual weekly "Family Fun Night". We celebrated our annual March "Zoo Dinner" with ham-Bear-gers and a "boa constrictor" (sort of like stromboli or calzones, but shaped like a snake).
My husband wasn't around for either of the previous two activities; he was riding his bike and staffing booths in San Antonio, where the weather was a heck of a lot nicer than it was here. He returned home on Thursday, and kept riding his bike in spite of the weather.
And the fun just kept coming: I got to help a bunch of our college students do a Math & Art activity night for elementary school students at a local science museum, and I also "opened" our College's performance of Arcadia three nights this week, asking the audience to turn off their cell phones, and then doing a short spiel on the cool math that goes on in the play. I really love getting the chance to talk about fun math!
N-son competed in a squash tournament, winning matches against his two different opponents. Then he and I-daughter performed in a concert, with I-daughter having an awesome solo that my husband uploaded to you-tube. (She's the one with blue hair).
J-son continues to get bigger and bigger muscles. He sparred twice this week. He's pumped in more ways than one.
Finally, the We-Gave-Up story: We'd been warned when we got Brody that he chases cats. Nobody knew until Tuesday night, when Baby-A came over, that he also chases granddaughters. He spent much of the evening harassing her, which --- combined with his other health and behavior problems --- convinced me that our home is not the right one for him. On Wednesday I took him back to the Humane League. They were very, very understanding, and they gratefully accepted his several bottles of meds. With their encouragement, we're going to try again with a smaller and somewhat more sedate dog in the summer, but at least for now, we're back to being animal-less in our home. Sigh.