The days are getting away from me again. It feels like not much is happening, but I do have a bunch of photos to share.
One of the pastors sent me this picture of Jack, lounging in the library during youth. I love that he's snuggling a Bible. (The fact that his shoes are on the ottoman cover I made, not so much.)
The quest to find a good book to read for St. Patrick's Day has been frustrating. I'm half tempted to write my own and call it St. Patrick Without All The Blarney. I've found a "close enough" book, though.
Oh Grumman. A cat rescue I follow recently posted, "Describe your cat in one word." I replied, "Entitled." He's such a character.
I pulled out my leftover ducks from last school year, and my 6th graders are tripping over themselves to do book talks to earn ducks.
Parents of adult children: If you send your child a package via Amazon, you can get a picture of their far away doorstep. :sigh: I've done this a few times now, and it's a small comfort to me to get a glimpse of where they live.
Purple makes me happy, so I bought some purple carnations at the grocery store. Only Grumman went nuts over the greenery packed with them, so I had to keep them where he couldn't get to them. Which ended up being in my shower. :sigh:
There's a saying among Air Force mamas: Find a dime, your airman's fine. Silly, but some consolation when they're so far away. I changed from my "day after Thanksgiving to day after Valentine's" purse to my purple "rest of the year" purse, and I found a dime.
We recently read the Aboriginal myth, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail so I had a little Australia display set up. I also changed out the biographies on display for Black History Month.
Speaking of displays, I love the $5 stuffed animal book characters at Kohl's. They make the picture book section more inviting, I think.
Last time I shared the "in progress" picture. This is the completed February bulletin board. The 3rd graders made the koalas. Kindergarten did my December gingerbread men, 1st-2nd did my January snowmen, 3rd did the koalas, I'm thinking maybe 4th-5th can do butterflies for my spring bulletin board next time.
The girls were off for President's Day and I took them with me to Target. Katie: "I feel so weird, touching a mannikin!"
Hannah's a little on the odd side, too, as she discovered that the sign swung back & forth, and couldn't leave it alone long enough to check sizes with me.
We stopped at a garden store to check for snapdragons, and I think I must have been getting hungry, because I felt a kinship with this $200 purple dragon. Maybe I'm a little strange, myself.
My bunting is a bit wonky, but I wanted to throw up some FACTS about St. Patrick to counteract the leprechaun/pot o'gold fluff around the holiday. (Did you know he was never formally canonized by the Catholic church?)
One of the teachers asked for photos of students with pets for the yearbook, so Hannah nabbed Grumman for a picture.
We had a tiny bit of SNOW one day. It doesn't snow here. I totally would have missed it if I hadn't been at school pickup.