Greetings from the frozen tundra! Actually, it's not terrible right now at 9 degrees. At least it's not below zero. I feel for all those overwhelmed by snow, but I could use a little more of it. The earth will need a good drink come Spring and snow melt is the best there is.
So, yeah, its been awhile. I confess that I have been cheating on this blog with another writing project that is consuming a lot of time and emotional energy. More on that as it evolves. However, there are a few things going on here in Muttville that deserve some blog air time.
First, though not the more important, TOM AND I ARE GOING TO LA. I'm a little excited, heh, heh. LA was where Tom and I began, so it's pretty cool to be revisiting after 15 years. It's a business trip for Tom and I get to tag along and be lazy. Technically, it's Westlake Village, which is north of LA proper.
We are staying at the Westlake Village Inn and we'll have a car so I can be (maybe) adventurous and do some sight seeing. Or, I may spend a great deal of time lounging by the pool. I think temps will prohibit swimming, but that might be a blessing. :--) We're leaving March 14th and returning the following Saturday. We'll take the 405 from the airport all the way up to Ventura Blvd and then over to the 101......(The Californians....anybody?).
The big news involves this little munchkin.
Seen here practicing for her ballet recital in June and taken by Tom's phone, which makes me love my iphone even more. I know that every grandparent thinks that their grandchildren are brilliant, and honestly, every single sweet baby in the world is brilliant in their own sweet way. I try not to gush over much about mine, but Cambria is very bright. She seems to assimilate information quickly and has really great problem solving skills. For these reasons and the fact that her current pre-school environment can no longer challenger her, the teacher suggested that she would be a good candidate for the Montessori program available in her school district so Kysa got her on the list. "The List" is long and there is no butting to the beginning of the line. Lots and lots of people want their kids to have this learning opportunity. On Tuesday, Kysa got the call and Cam is in!!!!!! She begins Montessori on Monday!
Yesterday Kysa had some paperwork to complete so I got to go along to see the school and meet the new teacher. I am so incredibly excited that Cam is getting this chance. I was very impressed by what I saw and the staff that I met. Now I must go to the library and take out all the books on the Montessori method so I can better understand what's going on.
Yesterday I asked Cam if she was nervous and she said she was not, just excited. "I make friends easily." she said, and she's right. Not much shy about this kid and thank goodness. She has such potential and I think this school is the right place to help her achieve it.