Sunday, November 11, 2018

Where did the weekend go?

Well, I was to be at Camp Wildwood all this weekend but one of the two things fell through. That left me on Saturday to whip the house into shape a bit and after a few hours of everyone pitching in, it looks much better. We took a break for lunch and then a Grandpa A visit. I asked if anyone wanted to head out to the trails for a walk - Aidan said yes, so we asked Dad and Emily. It was a family walk! We took a trail that led over and around and who know's where, and after a long time we met up with the paved trail they added last year. It was about a mile back to the car... much shorter that way! I figure in all we did about 5 miles as I was at around 6000 steps when we left and was at around 16,000 when we got home. It was a good time in the woods with the temps finally where they should be in the mid 70's. A few of the photo's I took along the walk.
Aidan and 'his' tree. 

I love how this tree looks with all the branches.

Emily, Aidan and Hubby

Palm bushes

Mom and Aidan... with real trees in the background! Aidan said it looked like a photo shopped background!

The kids think this looked like a frog last year... so needed a photo with it this year too!

I did it again in a different wood today. I was at Camp Wildwood in Wildwood, FL  for a 6 hour training session at the nature center. Takes about 20-25 minutes to walk there from the parking lot, and we did Project Wild and Aquatica Wild training which had us getting up and playing various games and exploring the outdoors around us, including the lake they are reclaiming and the marsh land for animals and habitat.  It is teaching a program for K-12  lots of different things in all areas of habitat, conservation and forestry. Great for home schooling, regular schooling and scouting. For $10, I decided to take it with 3 of my co-leaders in the 2 troops we have (my daisy, brownie, junior) and my co-leader's daisy troop for a few of the younger sisters in our troop and a couple of extras. I hit my 10,000 steps a little bit before I made it to my car after the training. It was a good weekend for hitting my daily step goal of 10,000.

I got home in time to drop Emily to a friends birthday party. Then was eating dinner when the boy got returned by Grandma. Aidan wanted to play a game - so we did the updated Monopoly version where it uses a scanner to keep track of things.... I believe money bags Dad won the game. We had to put it on hold to go gather Emily (about 18 streets up the road) and then it was time to settle in for a last week of school before the week of Thanksgiving break for them. Last night I read to Emily while she was in the bath and tonight it was Aidan's turn. Reading Homeland to Emily and a Geronimo Stilton book to Aidan. We finally finished our last Upside Down Magic book last week and Friday were reading a new book we got from the Scholastic book fair Thursday night before we hit the STEM night put on by the Orlando Science Museum. It is a scary (but funny) take on the fairy tales... the belly laughs from the boy were hilarious. Unfortunately I had the Peace Porridge song in my head... all day long....from a retelling of the Princess and the Pea... or in this book pee.

As for hand work..I have been too tuckered out to do much of anything at night....
I did try a new crochet stitch called Trinity stitch for a dish cloth. Aidan requested one in blue and green.. you know, so he can do dishes! I'll believe it when I see it but I am trying to make one. I need to remember to keep it loose or I have trouble with it being too tight. A pretty stitch though and I think I am getting the hang of it. Maybe I'll add a row or two tonight before I turn in. I need to do 16 rows of blue then 8 of green. Good thing it is just a dish cloth so it doesn't have to be perfect.

Another weekend in the books and a start of a new work week tomorrow. I have blood work for my annual physical tomorrow morning after I drop the kids to school. Let's hope I remember no coffee in the morning! For now, I'm enjoying the smell of the night blooming Jasmine outside the bedroom window as I wind down for the night.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

don't hate blood work when you can't have anything first thing in the morning! that was some walk and a whole lot of steps - great job on that. Sounds like you had a very very busy weekend!