Everyone woke up earlier than they have in the past few days, which was good. We started school on time for once this week. Hannah aced her spelling test, did vocabulary, read Josefina’s Story Quilt (after reading the first page she said, ‘Oh, I’m liking this book!’), did some math, writing and grammar. Grace learned about deep ocean currents, did some probability experiments, did indefinite pronouns in grammar and read more of The Secret Garden. Bethany finished up To Kill a Mockingbird and cobbled together her English paper out of her atrocious outline (the given outline was so clunky, you couldn’t see everything you typed nor could you copy and paste into the document, so she printed it out and filled it out by hand.)
Hannah pulled our Advent thing to do today and it was take a thankful walk.
Yes, I knew the forecast when I wrote that, but the weatherman is hardly ever right anyway, so I left it.
It wasn’t too hard to be thankful walking around in 10 degree temps.
I heard a lot of ‘I’m thankful for snow boots and coats and gloves and snow pants..’
We walked by the Platte river trail at Carson nature center.
For some reason we were the only people there….might have something to do with the 10 degree mark.
We ate lunch at Cafe’ 180 (yes, it was kind of a bribe for doing the walk.) They had the butternut squash soup today and it (along with my Mediterranean salad and Mediterranean pita wrap) made a great meal to warm me up. Bethany and Grace had huge slices of Hawaiian pizza and Hannah had her usual (meatball sub, no peppers, and a side of goat cheese.) We went by the library to drop off books and pick up more. Hannah got 2 grab bags of books, I do like how they do that, it does make the kids want to check out more books to read.
Now we’re home, fireplace on, clothes in the dryer and pork chops marinating for dinner. What a great day. Advent reading for the day:
Luke 2:6-7 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.