It's been one of those very full weeks.
I took A back to Furman on Sunday and spent the night with my parents. On Monday, we tackled a landscape project: a visit to the plant nursery, a planting area dug, ground covers and perennials planted. It was a very productive and enjoyable day with Mama and Daddy. Sadly, I have no "before and after" photos of our hard work.
When my kids were little and demonstrated poor manners at the table, I used to say, "You wouldn't do that if you were eating with the president, would you???"
Well, now Joel will know just what to do if he ever gets invited to a state banquet. He and his co-op classmates had a two hour lunch and learned exactly what to do with all that silverware. Who taught them all the intricacies of proper dining, you might be wondering. Becky Pitts, the former Protocol Officer for Bank of America, was a delightful, patient, and entertaining teacher.
On Wednesday, the week took a wilder turn. Well, hello little alligator. (I think her name was Annabelle).
I took my class to the Herpetology Lab at Davidson. We enjoyed an hour and a half visit, led by Outreach Coordinator, Nitya Rao, who is a sophomore at the college. (What a great job to have while in college - if you like snakes and other related critters, that is) Nitya was great and persisted til she finally got my rather shy class to start talking! More on the field trip later...
Then Joel ferried us to the other end of the Greenway and Coty and I did the first of what I am hoping will be many walks on the greenways in our area. But that gets its own post, too.
So, there it is. The week so far.
Tomorrow promises time for sewing, preparing and serving dinner at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Phase 10 in the evening with Thomas, Kay, and Joel, some March Madness, I'm sure, and I hope, some digging in the dirt.
Very full. (And I didn't even tell you about soccer, yarn shopping, and small group chili dinner).