This edition of Our Week is actually almost 3 weeks. First, I didn't have much to say. Then, things got busy and weird.
A display of bird books and noisy birds for the primary kids. The bird/card/letter tiles activity went over okay, except the kids wanted to keep the birds, of course. 3 of the cards walked away during the activity, so I may not be able to do it again next year, depending on how many students are in each class. Lots of bird books were checked out, and I used the bird coloring pages from Twinkl as a "filler" afterwards.
I think I mentioned that Hannah had decided that she wanted to quit piano. Well, she changed her mind before her last lesson. I'm glad she's still playing. Her teacher has her working on a piece to play in church soon.
Our library received a 70 book donation from the author of All About China, who is local to us. I'm excited to have some new titles to put out with my upcoming Chinese New Year display.
Katie needed to pick up a copy of Wonder for school, so I took the girls into the library on Saturday. We came out with so many books, Hannah couldn't carry all of hers.
I thought Grumman might enjoy his bird videos on the big screen. He was interested, but Fiona literally leapt into the air to try and get the birds. Hmm, maybe not such a good idea.
Then Miss Fiona had her spay surgery. I was told when I picked her up that she was "spicy," clawing and biting the staff. Which is not how she behaves at home. I mentioned this to my dad, who had the unenviable task of putting a freaked out Fi in a carrier once and he said, "That critter knows when she's not safe." She came home and laid on that blanket for about 3 hours straight.
Speaking of the kids, they're home this week. The middle & high school teachers are out with Covid. It was very weird going to work and leaving the kids here.
I picked up some sugared pecans at Trader Joe's before Christmas, so when we did pretzel treats, I used those. Oh my. They were amazing. I needed some more of those, so when I found similar pecans in the salad section of the grocery store, they followed me home.
In my head, there would be another picture, of the finished treats, with the rolos slightly melted and the pecans squished down on top, but I didn't quite take that picture. And once they came out of the fridge, they disappeared really quickly. Yum.
Speaking of yum, I tried a new taco. I threw a pouch of liquid taco sauce on some preshredded chicken. So easy, and pretty tasty, too.
I was mildly curious about historical fashion, but when I went to the library site to request A book, I found a few other things that looked interesting, too.
To keep this from getting too long, I'm going to do a separate post with all our Chinese New Year "stuff." Here's a little teaser:
somebody's watchin' me..."