We took the kids to open gym. The babysitter met us there. They had a good time going to the bridge in Concord and seeing someone shoot a musket. Also, they saw people canoe.
While we were kid-free, we had lunch at Red Raven. Then R. distributed the bark mulch that had been sitting in a pile in the driveway since it was delivered. I was gloriously lazy and watched TV, notably some Later with Jools Holland (the 30 April episode). I was somewhat bored listening to a Macklemore concert from Palladia and saw the teaser: Coldplay, Sharon and the Dap Kings, The Black Keys, Damon Albard. Aziza Brahim and Tom Hickox were the only ones I didn't know and it turned out that there wasn't a clunker in the entire show. I loved the whole thing. I am Not Cool when it comes to music, so it is a weird moment in time when an entire show is mostly familiar to me AND I like all of it.
I'm still working my way through _Austerity_. My birthday present came early and the card clearly absolved me of opening it so I did: Deborah Stone's _Policy Paradox_. *happily jumping up and down* Wheee! (Okay, I _get_ that I shouldn't be this excited. Just roll your eyes and go with it.)
We're basically caught up on Phineas and Ferb (binge watching 6 years of a show -- it's like kids get to be Just Like Adults!), so we're mostly re-watching the ones that A. likes best. She really likes Norm -- I'm not sure why _she_ likes Norm, but I like him because he's so humorously tragic. When A. went up to wind down in bed, T. asked to read Green Eggs and Ham. He tried to get me to read it, but I said he should read it to me, and he did -- about 3/4s of it at which point I gave in and finished reading it to him because he was clearly fatigued. But I was really excited -- while it was mostly sight reading, there were a couple things he was unsure about and he actually sounded them out partway to figure out what they were.
Oh, and when I went to order conditioner over on Amazon (Earth Science Fragrance Free -- not reliably found in any store I've ever been in), I was horribly confused when it said I had most recently ordered in on May 17. Had I already placed an order and forgotten? Nope. 2013. Ah. Turns out that the "most common" subscription option for the 3 pack is every four months, but I apparently need to replenish every 12 months. So that's kind of weird.