I have been absent for quite awhile. It was unintentional and unplanned. So here is a list of excuses.
- Before we left for our Christmas vacation, I photographed a wedding. I needed to finish working up the photos from that wedding.
- I started organizing my house and tossing stuff before Christmas I wanted and needed to finish that project.
- My parents are coming this weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday and Christmas with us and I need to finish gifts and make sure there is a place for them to sleep and the bathroom is clean.
- I feel overwhelmed.
However, I am ready to return to my normal happy routine that includes making things and posting about them on my blog and I hope to be able to return on Monday.
BRAGGING ON MY GIRLS
Last week, one of the Fathers came into our co-op and was talking to the kids about the solar system. He made a comment about the earth being round, then asked how we knew it was round because it looks flat when you are standing on it.
C, my oldest, says "Yeah it looks flat unless you are by the ocean. When you are by the ocean you can see how the earth curves by the sky." The Dad paused and replied "Yep that is exactly how they figured it out."
Earlier this week, I started reading a book called "George vs. George" it looks at the American Revolution through the leaders of the two countries involved. The book is excellent and gives lots of information in a very engaging manner.
It mentioned how both King George III and George Washington were both well above six feet at a time when the average man was 5'7". I knew that Washington towered above his contemporaries but I didn't know that about King George.
My husband and I started talking about it in front of the girls and he pointed out (which the book later discusses) that George didn't speak English and was in fact German. That evening after the girls were in bed we got out Oxford History of the British Monarchy and read some more about it.
This morning, I walked into the classroom and found K, my youngest, explaining to the teacher that George didn't speak English but spoke German instead and that he wasn't from England. The teacher was startled. I had to step in and confirm that K did indeed know what she was talking about.
The photo at the top of the page is me the day of the wedding (it was the day Minnesota had the huge snowstorm earlier this winter). The mother of the bride wanted a photo of me so I handed the camera to her granddaughter. I really like this photo of me.
The other photos are the next day at the reception. The bride was C's school teacher last year. I think the photos of her talking to her teacher are sweet.