Monday, February 11, 2013

Our First Week






Our first week in the Washington D.C. area has been one of easing into our life here. The illness that seems to be snagging everyone has finally found our family, hitting me with a cough, mild fever and scratchy throat. This significantly slowed us down, since I just haven't felt well. 
* We started the week with a trip to the library. Benton walked the whole way which was nice. It took a long time on the way home as we paused to watch some local construction and examine every piece of treasure he found on the ground.
* While at the library we visited our favorite playground. Our time was brief when someone's ears were too cold. This was the same someone I suggested should wear his hat. Next time, I am sure.
* A return to the nature center midweek rewarded the older two with new gems from their gemstone class. Eamon is a fan of all things rock and mineral, so receiving a piece of amethyst is perfection. He is plotting a way to start a business and sell the small gems he receives from class. I try to remind him that we pay $10 for the class, so his profit won't be too big. Benton and I spent the time exploring the center watching the live animals and then playing with a dugout canoe.
* At the end of the week, we joined some other homeschoolers for a Pokemon club day. Everyone was so pleased to meetup with friends again. They played, traded and enjoyed all things Pokemon. Those not as interested played board games.
* Lounging around, reading, playing Minecraft, cleaning windows and knitting rounded out the weekend. I decided to pick up my Leaves of Grass again. I tried to start a few other things even casting on a pair of socks, but the leaves prevailed. I just couldn't ignore it any longer. I am so glad I did resume the knitting. I finished that never-ending first skein of yarn, which really fueled my fingers. I am now 20% of the way through Chart D. I figure each round takes about 20 minutes, so I am hoping to finish by my birthday. We shall see.

How was your week?


10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really nice week-besides the the cold. I wish we had more options for kids like the big cities. Nice that you can walk around with ease and revisit favorite spots.
    Hope you feel better! Your knitting is gorgy :)

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  2. feel better soon!! my kids love collecting stones, I wonder where they are now?... Can't wait to see all of that lacy goodness :)

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  3. back in dc? i didn't realize y'all were headed back that way.

    sorry to hear you've been under the weather but yay for libraries and resources to keep them occupied while stuck at home!

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  4. Those walks back from the library sound very much like ours :)
    I hope you'll feel better soon!!

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  5. glad to hear you arrived safe and sound, your family is so cute heather. oh dear, that darn illness! drink lots of fluids and feel better soon. i can't wait to see your leaves, you'll be done soon, those last 2 charts go quickly (even if at first it doesn't seem like it!)

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    1. It seems to be moving faster! I am hoping to finish soon, but I fear I have nowhere to block it!

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  6. A trip to the library is always good. And your knitting looks beautiful! Hope you feel better soon.

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  7. Ah hope you'll all be feeling better soon Heather. Glad you're all settling in well. Love the black and red jumper...so cute.

    Have a good rest of the week.
    Deb

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    1. Thank you. I made the sweater for him over a year ago. I am so glad it fits and that he wears it!

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  8. Thank you all for your kind words. I am feeling a bit better. The coughing lingers, but we are venturing forth. eamon even asked when were we going to go into town. I think it is time!

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