Friday, May 26, 2006


Thank goodness it is Friday!!! and after this week, I am so thankful it is Friday and that it is a long weekend ahead of me. What have we planned......nothing, and everything! Our plans are scheduled around the house and property. Rick started empting out the pool and he and Greta have grand plans to have it opened by Memorial Day [and Otto thinks that is just perfect, because I believe that young man is part fish!]

We had a very busy week....lots of fun and exploring. We found a lost baby duck.......searched and searched for its parents. We have a pair of Mallards at the pond [but they have not yet had their brood] and our neighbors pond has a pair of geese that already have good size 'Lucky Duck' is a mystery. Since I have way too many things on my plate these days, we decided the best place for 'Lucky Duck' to go is Ms. Bonny's up the lane [Bonny is an amazing woman who has the most incredible farm]......and we get to go visit 'Lucky Duck' when we visit with Ms. Bonny and go riding.

I just finished a very good book called 'A Lesson Before Dying' by Ernest J. Gaines. The book made me really reflect.

And we had a major decision made this week. We are officially going to homeschool Emma Sage. I will write about the process that brought us to this decision later, but right now I feel so much better than I did a week ago.

Katrina had a blast at prom...and I have pictures and her adventures to share.

Greta took 4th out of 72 runners in the 100meter and 5th out of 68 runners in the high hurdles this week.

Otto is healing well....he is back at school and his friends really missed him [which made him feel so good!]

Rick is home for a week and then off to Japan for 9 days, home for 3 and then off to Italy for 16 days.

and I had a nice, large, icy Margarita tonight with a friend and just sat and, oh man,,,,Life is good!


Anonymous said...

Whoa, you have had a busy week. I am so glad that it ended on with some positive time with a friend.

I hope you find lucky duck's family-or a suitable replacement.

Kari said...

What a week. I'm Looking forward to seeing the photos from Katrina's prom. Congrats to Greta wow that is awsome! I am so happy to hear Otto is all healed and back to school I was wondering how he was. The sad look on his face flashes in my head everytime I think about your family. :( I have not read a book in way too long and have been looking for something. Do you recommend A Lesson Before Dying' by Ernest J. Gaines? To home school or not? Hard decision isn't it. I considered it and what made me decide to TRY preschool is being a single Mom I really need to get back to work. If I had a better finacial arrangement with the kids Dad I would have probably chosen home school as well. I am doing the Mom and Tot class to get him aquanted with the centre but the idea of leaving him there alone is breaking my heart.

Michelle said...

I am interested in reading about your decision to homeschool Emma Sage. Sounds like this was a weight lifted off your shoulders!

Will be looking forward to the prom photos too - I bet she was gorgeous!

Congrats to Greta on placing so well in her meets and glad to hear Otto is doing much better.

How wonderful you were able to take some time to yourself to unwind with a friend!

Tammy and Parker said...

Please tell me about how you came to the homeschooling decision and how you plan to go about doing this. I know for a FACT that I will be at least homeschooling Parker through preschool and perhaps K, his health is just to fragile to think about sending him out. But I worry about the social, the missed therapies, yada, yada, yada.