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Band concert - The high school bands had a concert tonight to let family members hear the pieces they'll be playing at the regional competition next week. K is in two of the three bands so, of course, we were there. We last...

Brrrr - K survived the music retreat, even though they slept in unheated cabins. She had lots of stories to tell when she got home and I'm sure she'll remember a few more as the weekend goes on. Oh, and she said...

Life is a cabaret - Tonight, the music department at the high school held a cabaret night. K played with the concert band and there were also performances by the jazz band and the students from the music classes. We sat at tables and there...

Interview with K, age 15 - Taken from Violet. Although these questions are supposed to be about me, K managed to make them all about her. What is something I always say to you? Don't touch me. What makes me happy? Me!! And Dad. I guess....

Good news - K got a job working at the library! She goes in for training next week and then she'll find out what her hours will be. She is very very excited. In my opinion, the best thing about this job (apart...

K - Today is K's 15th birthday. Here are some random things about the day she was born. K was two pounds bigger than L at birth. I was a little impatient when it came time to push and as a result,...

Birthday party - K had a bunch of friends over for her birthday party tonight. I think it was a pretty quiet affair though because I didn't hear much noise coming from the living room. Guess I'll find out tomorrow when they all...

Annie, Jr. - The drama club at J's school put on a production of Annie tonight. They worked on it for six months, after school and a couple of Saturday mornings. J played President Roosevelt in a wheelchair. He didn't have a lot...

Sunday, briefly - K put her iPod in the washing machine for a full cycle and (briefly) in the dryer. I told her she can't try to turn it on for at least a day, if not longer, so it has a chance...

Fear for my sanity - Tonight, I have to go to the high school to supervise K's band while they do their sound-a-thon. Seven hours, from midnight to 7am. I stuffed a big book, my Reader, and my iPod Touch in my bag. If the...

Making noise - K's band is having a sound-a-thon at the end of the month. The plan is to make music for 24 hours straight, from noon Friday to noon Saturday. The kids will be playing in shifts and when it's not their...