I have a confession to make: It’s been such a busy day that I almost forgot the Weekly Wrap-Up. Yikes!
I got up this morning and met my mom and sister for breakfast. Then, I came home made some phone calls and paid some bills before waking the kids to do morning chores and start school. Then, it was lunch, off to Megan’s American Girls book club, and the library and grocery store on the way home.
It’s been crazy.
It’s been a nice week. My friend Christina’s memorial was Monday. As a friend so perfectly put it, it was simple and beautiful, just like Christina. Her husband wrote an incredibly beautiful and moving eulogy that was the perfect tribute to someone so special. There was standing room only in the church – and it wasn’t a small church. It was obvious that Christina profoundly touched everyone with whom she came into contact. She will be missed terribly.
Tuesday was a gorgeous day. I started it out with a six-mile run (never thought I’d say those words) and while I was running, it occurred to me that we might not have many more of these gorgeous fall days.
I was trying to think of a fun way the kids and I could get out and enjoy the day together in a slightly educational way, so I wouldn’t feel wrong about counting it as a school day. The local nature center was the perfect solution.
We loaded up our sketchbooks and went to observe. Most of the animals they have are those that have been injured in the wild and are unable to survive on their own. They have a bald eagle, a great horned owl, two barn owls and two hawks.
They also have red wolves. They’re part of a program that breeds them to increase the population. There were only two the last time we went. Now there are two adults, two juveniles, and some pups that we couldn’t see. It was really cool to watch them interact with each other.
Wednesday and Thursday we were back to regular school work. We had fun sorting and classifying rocks for science and reading about colonial America in history.
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