the thermometer reached 74 yesterday, making it absolutely ridiculous to stay inside, unless you are a sleeping girl under the age of three that is. so eliot and i commandeered the porch, had a snack, soaked up some rays and then got down to some serious stuff. for eliot this of course translates into hunting for worms. for me, it meant reading until my bum fell asleep and then reviving it with some yard work. once i convinced myself that i actually wanted to shovel up the soppy pile of rotten leaves lumped around the basketball goal (you know because i might shoot a few... yeah right...) it meant success for eliot's quest. after the worm massacre (because i still cant convince him to put them back into the ground) i came up with the most brilliant game ever. pick up as many sticks as you can as fast as you can! i get the feeling these kinds of kid cons are not going to last for much longer. dang. i did think about sewing yesterday. i thought about skirts, but couldnt bring myself to leave the sunshine for the dungeon that is my basement. i think once we settle into more typical springtime weather, i will get on that. that and shaving my legs on some sort of regular basis again. hmm.