Is it any wonder I love where I work when I see this view daily as I pull into our school. Thursday, we took the kids on a little “pond safari” and since we have a little resident gator right now, we could only stay outside, along the fence instead of going in like we did last year. We got lucky though and the gator popped his head out of the water to say hello. 🙂
Little One and I have been taking our Gracie for walks at night, something I’ve been sorely slack about but really enjoy. L.O. decided she wanted a photo of herself with Gracie. I was happy to oblige.
Saturday, we were invited to Ramadan dinner/break the fast at our friends’ house and the last time we were there, the husband had mentioned how much he liked Apfelstrudel (apple strudel). So I decided to surprise him. Everyone loved it. It also made me realize that I have yet to share a strudel recipe on this blog. So keep your eyes out, it’s in the works.
I got a lot of chores done today… cleaning out L. O. closet was one, and oh my, does this girl have a lot of clothes. I have bags of it to give away. Some will go to a friend and whatever she doesn’t want another friend is taking with her to Mexico when she goes on her missions trip with her church. The clothes will go to kids in an orphanage. It makes me happy knowing that it’s going there and hopefully, making a child smile. I also have a huge bag of stuffed animals – any suggestions on where to donate would be greatly appreciated. I also did some more laundry, cleaned the inside of my car (The seats needed a good leather cleaning. Who decided a tan interior would be fabulous in a car?!?! I hate it.), and supervised middle daughter spray-painting out mailbox (Our HOA told us to!). To finish of the evening, M. D. and I took Gracie for a walk under the soft evening sky… surrounded by no-seeums, annoying little buggers, especially when you are sweaty from dealing with manual labor. 🙂 All in all a good day.
Now, on to another week. Tomorrow, I will take L.O. to the doctor to see what this cough she has is all about. It’s been lingering for a few weeks – no fever, not complaining of a sore throat or other aches and pains, eating and sleeping normal – just an annoying, inceasingly wet sounding cough.
I hope, you all had a wonderful weekend with lots of fun and relaxation.
Alles Liebe, Susi