A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Hair, Cats & Eclipse

The school requires that hair be "a natural hair color" --not the student's natural hair color, mind you, just a color that occurs in nature.  So Bri's fun blue/green/lavender summer hair had to come to an end.

First she got it cut.

Then she did the new color.  It's really cute.  It suits her well.

Looks like someone took a selfie while I wasn't paying attention to my phone.  We started watching Band of Brothers.  We being Paul and I, Brianna and Boy, Josiah and Eli.

Spent another day helping with the feral cat spay and neuter clinic.  This kitten cracked me up in recovery.

This week I got to learn how to take their temperature, and how to blow dry them if they were too cold.  I also administered Karo for those who were slow to awaken.

Sometimes they really don't want to come around at the end of the day, like this little one, and they have to have another shot to reverse the effects of the anesthesia.

After dropping high schoolers off, we stopped at the donut shop.

School starts for these little sprinkle munchers next week.

Like the rest of the nation, we looked to the skies Monday.  I'm glad they weren't in school yet.  It felt like one last homeschool experience.

Being in northern California, we saw a crescent sun at the peak of the eclipse.

"The sun looks like a banana!"

We talked about pinhole projections and played with shadows.

I shared glasses with a couple of the neighbors as they passed by.

And now our 10 pack of eclipse glasses, minus the pair that Katie was chewing on (!?) will sit in a drawer until Paul finds them and asks why on earth we're keeping them.  No pun intended.

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  1. We enjoyed the eclipse, too. We live in the path of totality, so we got to see it disappear--sort of--a cloud passed in front of it for the duration of totality, but we had a good time nonetheless.

    1. How cool! Our view will be a bit better for the 2042 eclipse, lol, but I'm not sure it's feasible to save the glasses for that long. ;)