Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday update

  • Nick is learning to play the saxophone. Twice a week he goes early to school for "band practice"/group lessons. He got the sax (a rental) Wednesday, and learned how to make noises with it yesterday. To all my neighbors: I apologize.
  • Nick, by the way, does not apologize. He announced at dinner last night that passers-by were stopping to listen to him when he was demonstrating his prowess for our neighbor. We did not correct his impression, but I'm afraid they may have been looking for the goose that was being strangled.
  • Mariah is taking voice lessons but we are not privy to her practicing. Again, I apologize. That might be nice to listen to.
  • It is the autumnal equinox and the weather is appropriately crisp and cool today. But I hear it's warming up again tomorrow. It's hard to get dressed these days.
  • The sky this morning looked like the sky on a summer afternoon just before a thunderstorm: dark overcast with bright light at the tops of the trees and buildings. Lovely, but a bit ominous.
  • So far fall classes are going well for everyone. Mariah loves her government class, Nick is full of information about the history of Virginia, and I'm all children's lit, all the time.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Piano, flute, recorder, clarinet ? They're all quieter than a saxaphone, but then maybe Nick didn't think quiet counted. Good for him. Self consciousness never helped the learning process!