Lessons Learned (so far this week):
#1). If someone in the house cannot make this shot in an open basket:
Chances are very high that replacing it (the bottom on the wicker one broke) with a basket that has a lid, is not a good idea.
|I'm spending a lot of time taking off the lid to put clothes in that have been carelessly thrown on the floor.|
Lesson #2). If you throw apples out in the yard, the deer are going to find them and eat them.
The next day they're going to come back and sleep in your yard (hunting for more apples? Or just a coincidence?).
|One of the two babies, just after a day-long nap|
The mama stayed awake all day long while her two babies slept close by. When they woke up and started moving around a bit, mama got up, and away they went.
I like the deer. No matter how many times they show up in the yard, I get excited. Silly, since it happens quite often, but still true. They've been coming up in the front yard now, looking for food in our planters, so we threw some apples that were getting past their prime in the backyard to tempt them away from the front. It worked, but it was a one-time thing. I know the many potentially negative consequences of feeding the deer (for you and for them).
#3). When the schools in Michigan are teetering on the edge of alloted snow days (one more and we're having to make up time when school is out), they will send the kids to school in terrible weather conditions. Good gravy!
|The highway on the way to school yesterday morning.|
Yesterday the highway to the schools looked like the picture above. Yep, that's the highway. Some of you on Facebook know I spun out on black ice last week and had to be towed out of a ditch...SUV on its side in a snow bank, coming home from a school run on that very highway. I'm literally on pins and needles now when I'm driving because I know how fast the unthinkable can happen.
|The highway on the way back from school yesterday morning.|
Just this morning there was a big accident on that highway, and we had to detour to get to the school. Gee, I wonder why? The unplowed side roads were fun to navigate on the detour, for sure. Not. Everyone who says they are so over winter, has my instant vote yes.
|The child is a singing fool, even when we're visiting|
friends, which is where we were in the picture above.
#4). The best lesson I've learned thus far this week is that when you are 6 yrs. old, you are delightfully flexible. To pass the time on the detour this morning, my son and I began to belt out Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire.' The song is one of my teen daughter's faves, so we hear it all of the time. We knew the chorus just fine, but the rest of the words we didn't know in full, so we skimmed over with hums and fake words. He was perfectly content with that, he just wanted to get back to the parts of the song he knew. :) Have I mentioned that child is a huge heart's delight? :)
Finishing up the Chapter 4 re-do on my dissertation. It's so s-l-o-w going, mostly because the school makes it slow going with a bunch of red tape and unnecessary junk (just my opinion), but it's moving along. You'll hear me singing (oh, I'll be dancing too, and believe me, I can't dance) when the whole thing is done and complete. I've always loved school but I've been in far too long with this last degree (I whine about it on here sometimes, but it doesn't make it move along any faster). I'm ready to get the job done and say sayonara. Or sing sayonara. Whatever. :)