More No Excuses
April has flown by here in Minnesota. The third week in April was Melanie’s week to get no excuses, but she didn’t get much of a week because I went out of town for three days. I sort of planned her week to be that way. She knows why. She still managed to get me to take her out for dessert twice and when we were both at home at the same time she had me help her empty the dishwasher. We also managed to finish the first season of Buffy that week so I think she did alright. Of course it wasn’t just my busy life that kept us from doing things together. Melanie has a lot going on right now. That same week she had to be on hand for an opening at the Minnesota History Center. She is on the Teen Advisory Council at the history center and they have been working on an exhibit for most of the year. It was a great exhibit and a great opening night (the exhibit ended last night so I am a little late with this post, but there was a video that I am hoping to get my hands on and we do have some pictures. Melanie was also busy with rehearsals for her school’s musical, Bye-bye Birdie. She played the part of Mrs. MacAfee. And lastly she was busy that week writing an essay which won her a scholarship for the IB World Conference in Spain this summer. So not totally my fault if she and I didn’t spend a lot of time together during her week.
The last week in April went to Kira and if possible I think she was even busier than Melanie. I also think the no excuses concept didn’t translate quite as well for grown ups. We did manage to spend the day together this past Saturday. We went out to brunch at the New Louisiana Cafe and then browsed antique shops for several hours. This is something we used to do a lot back when we were younger, but haven’t done in a long time.
Looking back I’m not sure how good of an idea this was for the blog, but it did lead to some fun activities that wouldn’t have otherwise happened, so it was worthwhile. Next month’s No Idea is a little more concrete, but I’m also not quite sure what I will blog about.
[Hiking update: Sarah and I haven't managed to get in another hike yet, but I we are both committed to working up to a 6 mile hike by the end of the summer. We will make time for this.]