Edda is very particular about what she likes to watch on TV.  We’ve seen Finding Nemo, Dora the Explorer and Totoro ten billion times.  It’s very rare for Edda to add a new movie or TV show to her repertoire.  But I think we (we meaning Nat) may have managed to add Frozen to the mix.  It’s a good thing because Frozen is an excellent movie and I will be happy to watch it ten billion times.  Adding Hi-5 in while we were living in Singapore was a mistake.  A mistake we never live down at 5 pm each day when Edda gets a little stir-crazy and insists on watching it.  Low-budget children’s TV means lots of dancing around with brooms and aluminum foil hats and repetitive and slightly annoying songs.  Edda’s almost 11 now, so that’s 9 years of Hi-5.


There was snow on Saturday.  Jeremy shoveled Sunday.  It got to 50 degrees on Sunday, so I was hoping that it would all just melt away without anyone doing anything, but only I did nothing.  Jeremy did all the shoveling.


Edda’s a little crusty heading upstairs for a shower.   She’s happy though and there is nice light.  That’s all one really needs.


We watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Saturday night.  We’ve been watching them every other weekend or so.  Because they are so long, we usually only get through half in the evening and then we watch the 2nd half the next morning.  But I often miss the 2nd half, so I only know half of what goes on.  It doesn’t really prevent me from understanding the plot of the first half of the next movie.  I mean, you just have to know that Voldemort is terrible, Dumbledore is good and Harry Potter is going to save the day, right?


I’m teaching Vince to use my very large full frame SLR with the big lens.  I still lug the thing around everyday.  Sometimes I think I should just give it up and just shoot with the iPhone like everyone else. I’ve just been taking snapshots with my big expensive camera.  Nothing so demanding that the iPhone can’t keep up.   Vince wanted to learn to focus so I’m in focus and the background is out of focus.  I think he was just procrasinating.  You see the box on the floor next to me?  That’s his box of Chinese vocab words – he owed me 10 new words and 30 review words.  But instead, he asked to learn how to use all the buttons on my camera.

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