In the early mornings I enjoy sharing a quiet cup of coffee with my old lady, Tasha, before everyone else wakes up. She looked so happy while enjoying this sunbeam! She was purring so hard that her wee little body trembled from her ears to her tail.
On Friday a student came in with a large Popeye’s Chicken box for Show and Tell.
Ironically, or perhaps prophetically, the box contained these five little adorable peeps.
Throughout the day I sneaked back into the classroom to pick them up and hold them.
Saturday the weather did an abrupt about face. The sun came out and temperatures soared into the 80s. So after morning chores the girls and I went to our favorite local park to play in the creek.
It’s still early enough in the year that mosquitoes weren’t a problem in the shady areas.
Here is A1 sporting her new summer haircut.
We had several “Learning Opportunities” throughout the day as well. First, nettles are sneaky. With all of the recent rain we’ve had these noxious plants have virtually taken over the paths and the banks along the stream. Many of them were taller than me. Even areas that looked safe often had nettles lurking to brush unsuspecting visitors.
Other Learning Opportunities happened earlier during our house cleaning. A3 took her first turn ever at toilet cleaning, where she learned that paper towels do not agree with plumbing. A1 also learned that when a toilet is overflowing it’s not a good idea to keep flushing the handle. A2 learned that taking folded clean towels out of the linen closet to prevent flooding toilet water from escaping the bathroom is an admirable effort, but moms prefer that unfolded ones, or better yet, used towels from the hamper, are used first. I learned that saying bad words while sopping up overflowing toilet water might make the girls mistakenly think I’m mad at them. I assured them that all of their efforts were much appreciated and that I was merely expressing annoyance at the situation.
Today we’re heading out to the home improvement store to price lumber and other items for upcoming projects. The weather is supposed to remain warm.
Socks are on the knitting agenda. My goal is complete several pairs for co-workers before the end of the school year. Hope you all enjoy a lovely Sunday.