What I read: The Dry by Jane Harper. I really enjoyed this book. It is set in Australia during a massive drought and follows an investigator as he tries to solve a brutal murder that shook a small community. **It wasn’t overly graphic, but did involve a child murder so beware.
Emma (16 years old) read the The Wicked King and Fierce, Free and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker.
Ben (8 years old) is reading Half Magic and Judy Moody Right Royal Tea Party.
What I watched: House Hunters International, Parks and Recreation, and Justified.
Blessings this week:
-We got to have youth group again. We watched Soul Surfer and had pizza. This was our first indoor event so we had set up the movie in two classrooms in case we had too many in the first room. While everyone was mostly spaced out pretty well, I think we will require masks for future indoor activities. Teens just do not have concepts of personal space, which leads me into thinking…what will school look like in the Fall??
-I got to listen to my kids giggle as they played Rock Band on our Wii. One of my friends on Facebook was selling their old game, so I promptly made an offer for it which she accepted. My kids have been pretty glum lately due to not seeing their friends regularly, so finding something they can do together (without fighting) is a true blessing to me.
The best thing that happened this week:
-This is the last week of June…does that count??
The worst thing that happened this week:
-My sweet Ben poured out all of his fears when I asked the kids about their opinions on our Fall plans (aka our new reality) for homeschool, church classes, playdates, and co-op. I think we forget that kids hear way more than we think they do and also that they hide their fears behind jokes so much of the time. It is tough to be a kid nowadays.
Something I was happy to accomplish this week:
-I found a local company that makes cabinet doors so I can replace the ones I took off (and burned 9 years ago) It is a long story!! Also by choosing a local company, I will save $150 in shipping costs because I can simply drive to pick them up. #NoBrainer
-Oh and we managed to survive another week in this crazy world as gracefully as possible. #Blessthismess
Funny things that happened this week:
-When I told Emma that I was going to order cabinet doors, she looked concerned. I asked her what was wrong. She replied, “I feel a little fancy getting doors on the cabinets. Isn’t that what rich people do?”
-My kids were playing The Beatles Rock Band this week. After a few songs, they both kept saying, “I never knew the Beatles were so catchy!” Yes, sweet children…that is what pop music is all about.
-My son also said he felt like a Rockstar after playing the Rock Band game. Hearing Ben belt out “Yellow Submarine”, “Hello, Goodbye”, and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” was simply precious.
Stay safe and try to keep on laughing!