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Kids camp, rainy days, and feel-good foodie movies

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I helped out with the KPOV Kids Radio Camp this morning. It was tiring, but only 3 hours, and it was fun to meet and interact with kids in the general age-group of 10-12 and from schools all over the Bend area. There were about 10 kids, including my twins. It was a rambunctious and restless crowd, especially as this was their 5th morning at the station, but we managed to prepare and record a couple of different pieces that will be edited into a one-hour show that will air on KPOV.

This afternoon I dropped the twins off at the pool for a few hours while I took care of some annoying errands. I managed to get the kids there 3 afternoons this week, since it was spring break. They like it and it was good to keep them occupied.

This evening, my older stepdaughter and I cooked and baked. It’s been a couple of rainy and stormy days, so it seemed like the thing to do. I put together a crock-pot bean soup (the beans had been soaking for a day and a half at least, so hopefully they won’t take forever to cook). She made pizza, banana bread, and coconut cream pie! The pie is so good.

I also dropped my younger stepdaughter off at the roller rink to meet some friends for a few hours. That gave me flashbacks, because we used to do the same thing when I was her age. Weird that it’s popular again; at least it’s in a different place than we used to go to. The building that used to be just a roller rink when I was a kid is now a music venue (but can also host roller derby).

Late tonight, I needed a brain dump. So I picked a happy comedy on Netflix. Since Netflix rarely has any recent movies that I want to watch instantly, and I don’t enjoy crime dramas or comedies, I’ve barely been in there this year. But I watched Today’s Special and it was just right for my mood. IMDB describes it as a “super-feel-good foodie comedy,” and I can’t disagree. It stars Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show. I thought the writing was pretty good and it made me laugh out loud in a few places, which was all I was hoping for.