our weeks have been filled with a nasty stomach virus (the ugly)... took care of kids for a week and then got it myself - yuck... with the inability (but having the desire) to do a whole lot of anything else... i am just putting it out to the universe that given the severity of it, i am requesting a pass of about a decade - 'nuf said...
'kites rise highest against the wind.'
~ winston churchill
'the bad' - you know how people are anxiously awaiting the arrival of end of school? and for some of you this has already happened... our last day of school is june 23rd... late... but in order to get to this place, my 8th grader had 2 research papers due at the same time... i applaud alex for choosing interesting people - winston churchill and galileo... churchill is probably one of my favorite historical figures... in fact, my youngest cat is named for him as he was found in the street, near death... and sir winston was one to say:
'the only way to get through hell is to keep going.'
however, he found the amount of available information to be daunting... and, truthfully, at first i did too... so he and i worked our way through books, reputable websites and such to get to the elongated kernels of info needed for these papers... then of course there is an expectation of more formal formatting and all of that at this age... but hey, he's not hacking it out on a typewriter! they hate when i remind them of that...
i am happy to announce that they are done! seriously, i feel like i can exhale now...
then there has been 'the good and busy' - end of school year 'stuff'... especially in the elementary school...
a green belt (yes, they are best friends, it's adorable)
and an author's tea
chuck with his favorite food -
'a bear however hard he tries grows tubby without exercise.'
~ winnie the pooh
so do some cats! but they just don't know it... poor winston may be half draco's weight, but he's a very good friend!
'i've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.'