I have to admit that I almost lost hope. We have been rocking winter coats and wollen socks almost to the end of April and everyone lost hope that it would ever be warm again. This was the weather a week ago:
All the spring flowers glazed in ice and followed by snow and wind Tuesday to an extent where even the city bus had a hard time staying on the road......
But it is over now. I sit on our diminutive patio with a nice glass of iced coffee and enjoy the crazy temperatures of 15C. Uuuuuuuh.
The warm weather started Friday and my entity body screamed to please please please be outside. Instead I got to sit here:
Sigh. On a positive note is that I finally got to watch Luca play volleyball and he was surprisingly good considering that both his parents have absolutely NO talent whatsoever when it comes to any kind of sport involving balls. And I got to be outside Saturday morning where Kristian and Teresa has signed up for an earth day run on campus. I went along with them together with Bailey, Luca, and a volleyball, so we all had a good time:
Bailey even got himself a T-shirt:
Later in the day we got to visit an art exhibit at Neutral Zone (a hangout place downtown run by teens). Art teachers from all the local high schools display the art made by the students on websites. A jury then picked the best pieces (including one of Ulrik’s ceramic sculptures) which got to be on display. Here he is with his sculpture:
I was very impressed with the art on display and in addition I have such a soft spot for those teens who don’t feel like they fit in anywhere and try so hard to stand out to fit in. I remember it very vividly from my own teen hood and it is not a time of my life that I would want to go back to ever....... There were so many of them there and I really would have loved to give them a hug and tell them that life will be OK.
In complete contrast to this I got to spend Sunday morning hanging out with a bunch of very motivated athletic ladies:
Who were going to the State meet in synchronized swimming in Livonia and needed to get their hair and makeup ready early.
And if I think back this is the first time we have had all 3 kids compete in something the same weekend. Kind of crazy.
Well, I should be making pizza dough and I have finally learned to remember to activate the dry yeast. I added it to lukewarm water 10 minutes ago and it should be ready to go by now. So I’d better run