Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Life in pictures (and words)

The rains have stopped for now, and the squirrels have been out in force, gathering acorns while they may. And we've had plenty of "rainbow weather" days, bringing shadow and light and color to the hills.

Another game, another win. The most exciting thing is that it was a team win. Everyone got a rebound, all but one teammate scored.

#3's stats: 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 1 block.

Unfortunately, Saturday was a day I needed to be in two places at once. We quickly made our way up the hill from a harp lesson, checking in with the peanut gallery for updates. We parked and RAN to the gym .... and the buzzer went off right before we got in the door. We made in time to see the high fives and to hug a sweaty boy. We had to settle for the blow-by-blow, color commentary details, and it made us all the more excited for next Saturday. Go Heroes!!!

And most importantly: order has been restored to our universe, the crack in our fragile eco-system has been repaired. After weeks, eternal weeks, of trying to make a defective espresso machine work, we gave up and ordered a new one. This is our only coffee maker, our fountain of dark roast morning joy, our source of zip for the swing shift of life. It was a relief to smell the drips filling the carafe, to hear the whoosh of the steamer creating stiff foam, to take that first, smooth sip. Aaaahhhhh....we are complete once again.

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