Head Down @ 01:34 pm
Sorry I've been absent. I've been writing a bit over at my Tate Hallaway blog about things I've been thinking about, but, honestly, much of my time has been eaten by the beginnings of a head cold/allergies. Shawn and Mason have both come down with sniffles too, and we kept Mason out of school with the hopes that he might actually recover (not to mention not add to the germ factory that is kindergarten.)
Last night, despite keeping Mason home, he and I went to the Bell Museum family night field trip that was sponsored by Crossroads. Crossroads has a partnership with the Bell Museum and their I-Zone instructor is actually a scientist-in-residence who is a curator at the Bell. Even though I really worried that Mason would get sicker and not have fun, I'm really glad we went. The only structure was a little pep talk in the auditorium about how cool Crossroads/the Bell Museum is, and then they... let us run free. The museum is usually closed in the evening, so we had the place to ourselves. Kind of like "Night at the Museum" but without Brn Stiller or the whole coming-to-life T-Rex thing. So, really, better. Much. Plus, they gave us cookies and lemonade WHICH WE WERE ALLOWED TO TAKE IN THE MUSEUM!!!!!
It was crazy fun.
Mama, of course, was way sicker than either Mason or I, so she stayed home, which was probably for the best if only because Mason got to not only hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach (who LOVED the warm, moistness of his palm and nearly settled in for the evening,) but also a whip scorpion (which isn't really a scorpion at all, but a kind of arachnid related to the daddy-longlegs called a "harvestmen." Like the daddy-longlegs it has no venom, as well as super-long limbs.) Mason was thrilled about the whip scorpion because he used to make us read to him about them from a book about bugs when he was really quite a bit younger and in his bug phase. The bug guy was actually quite surprised how much we knew about them.
Mason is back at school today and I tried to get a lot of revision work done, despite sleeping rather badly last night and still having serious sniffles. I'm trying to way the benefits of going to Wyrdsmiths tonight, honestly. For one, I haven't been in a long time and I miss everyone, but on the other hand I have a lot of writing I need to be DOING... not critiquing. But it sounds like Eleanor will be there, which is always a bonus (and not an every meeting occurance). I wonder if it would be rude to bring along my laptop?
Well, I'll probably go, but that means I should head out to Walgren's now to get antihistimines... or I'll be suffering.
See you guys later. Hope all you fellow Minnesotans are enjoying the random bits of snow we've been having! (ha.)