Saturday, May 30, 2020

10 week update

I was flipping through my phone's calendar last night and realized it had been 10 weeks since the world changed as we personally know it.  We spent the first 6 weeks staying at home except for "essential" business and the last month has been somewhat busy--a different kind of busy, but busy nonetheless.

What's been going on with Tera:

Dean's list for the second semester, being nominated by one of her favorite professors to be a new student orientation representative for the college, working a lot,  working out a lot, joining the honor society, and ready for things to be normal again.  

What's going on with Daniel:

More senior pictures for the yearbook, spending a couple of weeks applying/interviewing for jobs, starting his first job at Sonic this week, digital art, writing on his blog, sending graduation thank-you cards, setting up a bank account, immunizations for college, rearranging his room,  listening to his favorite podcasts and some foodie show.  

What's going on with Michael:

Started a private Facebook group (on my account) for older kids that are Lego enthusiasts with different challenges and fun posts every day,  Virtual Clover Bowl competition via Quiz Bowl Systems app and Zoom,  social distancing karate, co-op via Skype, Minecraft,  and rearranging his room.

A rainbow--you have to venture out in the storms sometimes if you want to see the rainbows.  (Michael took this picture from the backseat.)

JP and I are just trying to keep up with all the changes, check lists and things-to-do while de-cluttering a bit on the side.  That's the news from our side of the world.  

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Non-graduation day

Today in an alternate reality would have been Daniel's graduation day.  Our homeschool group rescheduled the graduation until the end of July due to "all this stuff going on".  The graduation committee wanted to do something nice to mark the day for our students.  Since our graduation will take place after the deadline for this year's yearbook, they decided to have the kids sign-up for staggered time slots to have their cap and gown headshots taken at a local park.  

Daniel and I decided to goof off a bit and take some pictures of our own.  

Each graduate received some goodies to mark their "non-graduation day"

Thursday, May 14, 2020


JP has been working almost non-stop on the yard, his chicken coop and the vegetable gardens.  The temperatures were so low that he had to cover the gardens four nights last week--in MAY!


 A new project Michael and I are working on.

Fun senior shirt--Senior 2020!

Rock painting by Tera and Michael


In-person karate class is harder than the online home version.

A long hike...

Tera, Michael and I hiked the Baker Hollow Branch trail up and back--6.4 miles in about 2.45 hours which was a pretty brisk pace for us and the longest hike Michael and I have ever attempted.  I think all the walking I've been doing every day really helped.

Halfway through and then done!  I was sweating up a storm and it was a pretty cool day, but dang that humidity!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Mother's Day 2020

My people...

Flowers, presents, crepes for brunch from Tera.  Lovely day with my family!


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