What I read: I finished rereading Christy (one my favorites) and started Garden Spells.
Emma (15 years old) finished reading Jane Eyre (and loved it) and started Rebecca (she isn’t quite sure if its for her right now)
Ben (8 years old) is reading The Last Kids on Earth and The Hobbit (our read aloud).
What I watched: House Hunters International, Parks and Recreation, and Justified.
Blessings this week:
-We saw the most beautiful rabbit in our yard. I believe it was an Eastern cottontail because it had basically something looking like a cotton ball for a tail (that makes it easily identifiable) **Not my picture, but it was almost identical
-I took my kids to go walk at a local park with my daughter’s friend and her mom this week. I was so nice to chat with someone and let the kids run around for a bit….almost felt like pre-quarantine times…
Something I learned this week:
-That Ethiopia uses a different calendar from the rest of the world and their a.m. time starts at dawn, not at midnight like everywhere else. **It is currently the year 2012 there. I find this so neat!
-Can I just say that making a crayon box filled with various skin tones is simply genius. I swear every time I have been in a class with a child who is asked to draw a person, they spend so much time searching for the right color only to settle for the wrong one. I bet this will make teachers and students much happier.
Something I was happy to accomplish this week:
-We completed our first week of a faith challenge we are doing with our youth group. Basically each week we give the kids a list of things they can do to earn points and whoever has the most at the end of the week wins a small prize. This week we challenged them to learn a specific bible verse to recite to their parents, comment on the bible verse, read the daily mass readings, say a rosary, and do kind deeds. **This week my daughter, Emma, won by a landslide.
Two of my favorite posts from the week:
-This made me laugh so loud! Because sadly it is true….
-We actually had so much thunder this morning that Ben kept asking, “Are we going to die?!”
Stay safe and try to keep on laughing!