I've been mostly away from the computer since the busy holiday weekend, and here we are - almost a full week into September already. In my mind I hear Dr. Seuss.. "How did it get so late so soon? It's night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn.."
It's been a good week to focus on everything going on..
Here's my Random Five for the week to get me back into the swing of things:
1. All five kids are back in school. Mason & Eric began 10th grade Tuesday. We had short conferences to meet the three younger kids' elementary teachers that day. Weds. they all boarded the school bus, the two 10th graders, Johnathan a 5th grader, Lilly a 4th grader, and Beau a 1st grader.
2. I got a new camera. My old one saw me through several tens of thousands of shutter
clicks, but has been languishing for several
I've been putting off the replacement for quite a while. Feels good to have that done!
When I took it out of the box & set it up, the first thing in my sight to test fire on was our refrigerator. (How's that for random.)
3. Beau (six) made a special envelope & put his tooth fairy money in it to give to Gramps for his birthday. (The highest payoff for a tooth ever in our house - FIVE dollars! If you'd seen the level of elation that evening, you'd think it was probably a million dollar tooth.) I told Beau he didn't have to give away his money, and he said, "But I love Gramps." It made him very happy to give it to him. Of course, Gramps wants to give it back, and I told him he'll have to be sneaky about it.. have him do a chore or job & feel like he earned it. ☺
4. One of our hens layed their first egg! She apparently layed it from high
up, and it rolled or fell onto the sawdust covered floor of the coop & broke. But it was
I snapped this photo while they were roosting in the coop this evening, and they all had an "It wasn't me." kind of air about them.
Question: Why isn't beautiful dark Bandita growing a comb?
5. It's been a week of recovery - Mason's knee is doing well. Eric was hurting pretty good after an awesome performance last week, and is all mended up, too. We're ready for Friday night football!
(While they recovered, they managed to help put the roof on the addition.. they're tough like that & The Project is moving along well!)