Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Are you still here after my long absence? Thanks so much for waiting.
We just returned home from a WONDERFUL three weeks back in the states. It was fantastic to be home home again. We had warm Arizona sunshine, horse-riding, hugs galore, family dinners, weeping at the sight of Trader Joes and Whole Foods, seriously late nights with my mom, brother, and sisters... plus I got to meet the boyfriends (eek!). We consumed an inordinate amount of coffee, distributed 50 pounds (I kid you not!) of Swiss chocolates, bought two suitcases full of used books, played numerous bouts of Wii Grand Slam Tennis with Einstein's parents, met the newest baby of the family, and most importantly, loved on our grandmothers. Quality, important stuff, all of it.
My well is filled up and I'm ready to tackle anything!
Starting with getting back into the groove after a VERY long homeschooling break. We spent our first week back fighting off a nasty jet lag/flu cocktail (this cough is the pits!) and welcoming a pair of baby rats for Sunburst's eleventh birthday.
More about the rats coming tomorrow. Today I'm off to unearth my lesson plans. They are here somewhere... I hope.