The roads were much better when I came home from work last night then they were when I took Christian to Tae Kwon Do. On my first trip down the street, I could not brake or excelerate. I just gently guided the steering wheel until I could get the van on some bare pavement. Once we got off our street it was fine. The major two lane streets are still 1.5 lane streets and cars are parked quite a ways out on some streets, which makes it harder to drive.
Another sign of the thaw is our neighbors cat Pasha. She is back out and about. Our cat Luna does not like Pasha and gets very upset when Pasha comes into a yard, which is often. I don't think cats can get their minds around the big picture. Like there is a lot of snow out and the neighbors are keeping their cats in until the weather improves. I think Luna thought she had scared Pasha off with her jungle cat powers. She was very unhappy last night when Pasha appeared on our back patio. She went over and started slapping our cat Bronte to work through her anger and resentment.
A couple of other notes from yesturday. Christian passed his test in Tae Kwon Do. He is now a third degree white belt. He has two more tests to pass to get his yellow belt. After he passes is forth test he can go to the intermediate class. He is going to take Tae Kwon Do twice a week in the winter. He does it all over the house all day, so we decided to get him in class more. An older boy who has his black belt came in to help in class. He was so polite and respectful. It is the best advertisement for keeping kids in Tae Kwon Do.
I signed Liam up for an Art class once a week. He is very passionate about his art and I would imagine some good pictures will appear on this blog in a few weeks.
I am registered for ballet this winter. It feels good to have all the classes paid for. The other thing that felt great was weighing myself yesturday. I am down 28 pounds now. I lost about seven pounds in Decemeber and that was with Christmas and after getting snowed in with my kids.