Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What we have been up to...

For those of you who are wondering what we have been up to here in Amyland, I thought it was time for an update. 

On March 31st, my son was in a play at school. The Enchantress of Ipswich takes place during the Salem Witch Trials. A "grandfather" and his "granddaughter" who are actually witches try to save the town of Ipswich from becoming another Salem.  My son played Nathanial, the innkeepers son, who falls in love with the "granddaughter" while fending off a young girl in town who fancies herself in love with him. It was rather amusing watching my son play this role.  He did a wonderful job at acting disgusted and annoyed with one girl while falling in love with another. There was suppose to be a kiss, but they decided to leave out the actually kissing. 

My friend John, invited us to go camping for Easter weekend.  The weather was not very conducive to a weekend outdoors but it was relaxing anyway.  We didn't arrive at the camping spot until late Friday night.  We had taken the trailer out on Thursday, so it was already set up for us and the rest of the group was already there with a roaring fire, and my sister has made soup for all of us.  I went for a night ride on the four-wheelers with my sister, her boyfriend, and several others while my son, John, and his daughter stayed in the trailer watching a movie.  It was the only riding I did.  Saturday, the weather was better but of course it was muddy.  The kids rode the four wheelers while some of us adults did some target shooting.  On Sunday, I woke up to see blue sky through the ceiling vent and thought the weather was going to be great, until I looked out the window and saw SNOW.  Apparently it started to snow after I went to bed the night before.  Instead of an Easter Egg Hunt, every one loaded up and headed home.  We spent the rest of the day watching "The Stand" on the SyFi channel and visiting my parents.
Easter morning. Cleaning up camp and looking for horse shoes buried in the snow.

My son was on Spring Break last week and we did NOTHING.  He spent half the week at his dad's and I was left to my own devices.

I am trying to get rid of clutter and de-junk.  To start, I pulled all of my boxes of books out of the storage unit, organized them, and donated 6 paper boxes full to the local library.  The librarian did not look so happy as we hauled all of them into the library today.  Whatever they decide not to shelve, they may be able to sell at the fundraiser this summer.

That's about it. 


just call me jo said...

That was a VERY informative post, lady. How could a library not want more books? They are kind of snippy at libraries sometimes. Your son is quite the actor. Encore! Sorry about the snow for Easter. That's typical Easter in ID but not here in AZ. Aren't we glad summer seems to be here now. Have a good what's left of the week.

Pam said...

Wow! Snow on Easter. Ugh! It rained on Easter here, but that's much better than a dusting of snow. Bravo to your son and his dramatic ability!

Megan Rees said...

I had many thoughts while reading this post.
"Man! Austin is HUGE! When did he grow up like that?"
"I think that is so cool that Austin is doing plays. Hooray!"
"Why does Amy always get to go cool places and do cool stuff?"
and especially
"The librarian didn't want those books? You should have given them to me! I need books in my little room library in my classroom!" Great post!