Just a beautiful blue sky on our way to piano this evening. We haven't seen nearly enough of this colour for months! Also noteworthy: 6 pm and still this much light + warm enough to open the car window for this shot!
Honestly, I'm tired of my pictures featuring snow. It's been a LONG winter! But when my kids haven't been able to build a snowman all winter, and they excitedly ask if this could be my POTD... well, how could I say no to that? :)
And as I write this (8:00 pm), all three are out in the back yard, in the dark, building a huge snowman. It's wonderful to see them playing outside!
M's first opportunity to try the "snowboard" she made during the Olympics. I love her resourcefulness! Constructed of cardboard, elastic bands, and tape, it worked for a couple runs down the hill. :) The girls were tobogganing in the ditch near Chapters. Last cold day - we hope! (High of -17 today.)
P.S. She's also told me several times that she wants a snowboard for Christmas.
I wasn't there to take the picture, but that's okay - this is still the story of the day. It was the first time Sophia went skiing, and she loved it! (There was never any doubt.) She went to Mission Ridge with her class, and Neil went along as a parent helper. Perfect timing; it's been snowing all week!
P.S. She was the first beginner off the bunny hill (i.e., she passed the tests).
I get up at 4 am six days a week, and this is the time I *should* go to bed every night (I'm not very functional after this time anyway). Today, I actually did go to bed at this time. (Analog: Noir filter)
For Shrove Tuesday, Neil made pancakes for supper since the kids didn't have them today during school as they sometimes do. He made this gluten-free recipe so I could eat some, too: Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes. They were good!
Frost pattern inside one of the windows in my back door. I've admired them through the winter. They come and go, and this may be one of the last... hopefully! They're pretty but warm weather is better!
Silver medals for S's team. Not winning gold stung initially, but the girls should be very proud - this was quite an accomplishment!
As expected, today's game against Inferno was a tough one. It ended 3-1. Edge did well for having only 9 skaters and one of those playing was injured (S hurt her tailbone Friday night; she said it didn't hurt too much but she was clearly not herself out there). Overall, it was an excellent weekend for the Edge!
S (#16 on the left) and her team giving their goalie a group hug after 4 straight wins in the U14 Ringette Provincials tournament. They're playing for gold tomorrow!
After a 6-game winless streak (3 ties and 3 losses), a full two weeks without ice time, and just one practice two days before this tournament, these results are a pleasant surprise to say the least! And, Edge was the only team to go 4 and 0 in the round robins (among 4 Saskatoon teams, 4 Regina teams, and 1 Buffalo Plains team). Exciting!
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson