Simple Moodlings \'sim-pѳl 'mϋd-ѳl-ings\ n: 1. modest meanderings of the mind about living simply and with less ecological impact; 2. "long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering" (Brenda Ueland) of the written kind; 3. spiritual odds and ends inspired by life, scripture, and the thoughts of others
So it's not the best Spring Break ever for riding our bikes, but I haven't seen a better one for floating our boats!
My girls and I went out this gorgeous sunny afternoon (8 degrees, so a sweater was enough for a change!) and dug a river through the snow on the edge of our street.
By the time we were finished, we had a steady flow from our house (furthest on the right) all the way around the corner to the next avenue (past about nine homes).
We were having a great time, until the girls discovered that their boats seemed to float faster without their sails... but without sails, they disappeared under the edge of the ice and that was that. Oh well, we had a good hour of fun in the sun, and developed an appreciation for river engineering. Trying to build rapids that don't sink your boat is a challenge!