Cannot believe more than a week has passed since I was last here.
During this past week rain has poured down and bright sunshine has shone.
David had strep throat and got to spend a quiet day at home with mama while the effects of his antibiotics kicked in.
Having Mondays off from school has provided us with a true day off. A day without taekwondo practice or tournaments or hebrew school or swim meets. We are loving these Mondays.
During this week a sweet raccoon came to visit. Then it fell out of his super tall tree, right on Remmy's head and bit him on the ear. This was followed by a visit from the animal control officer, a visit to the veterinarian for a rabies booster, a visit from the county health department. And many extra pets for our sweet doggie who goes above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect his family from trespassers, big or small.
I spent two entire days at the kiddos' school finishing up an art fundraiser and setting up for this week's book fair.
I learned that my tires were so worn that they only had 1/32 (how is that possible) of their tread left. I had them replaced, but not before I drove ninety miles into the big city and back - all the while holding my breath.
I tripped and fell and hurt my knee - it's still bruised and swollen but I didn't twist or tear anything and for that i am grateful. It happened when I was chasing after my kiddos with a camera and a nosy neighbor came out to tell me gossip about another neighbor. I was trying to smile politely while keeping up with my kiddos when I slipped on a large piece of gravel and fell. Yet another reason to dislike gossip.
My oldest kiddo turned twelve this weekend. We celebrated with friends and pizza at a park in the big city and then we celebrated again at home with his favorite fish tacos and a raspberry amaretto cake.
The following are some of the many random pictures that I took this past week - in no particular order.
Do you see mr. raccoon high up in the tree?
Do you see the girly behind the sunflower?
Do you see the girl's teddy bear - sleeping on the kitchen table? This teddy goes everywhere the girl goes. And once a week, when the girl goes to school, teddy takes a bath in the washing machine.
This is what she looks like when i tell her that bear got a bath.
Do you see the girl, way in the distance, who took off down the road - all by herself? And the big brother who takes the best care of said girl?
He turned his bike around to follow the girl who has no fears or inhibitions.
Girl ended up in the ditch. Boy helped her get back on track.
Then boy got some well deserved birthday cake.
I warned you it was random. But so are the days of my life. And it's these little moments that make up the best parts of my days.
And to steal a quote from Oscar Wilde's very funny play, "Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about."
See you back here soon with some 'making'.