Good news! DH fixed the problem with my blog so now I can download photos. I can’t believe how difficult it is for me to blog without art. I am just so uninspired and the blog itself is rather dull.
It appears I have reached a new level in my writing I’m a writer / photographer dare I even say photojournalist? Naw, that’s to much of a stretch, I guess I’m just a writer with a great enthusiasm for photography.
As you can see, I have been taking frog photos. It was fun and creepy at the same time. I was sitting on the ground focusing in on jumping frogs while children stood all around me, frogs held in their cupped hands.
The potential for a frog in my shirt was pretty high. Fortunately I escaped the humiliation. I say humiliation, because I think I could have lost what small professional stature I have should I go shrieking and flailing in the lake.
I wasn’t the only one a little squeamish about the operation. The woman in charge of the frog jumping contest did plenty of hopping herself when renegade amphibian athletes took off in her direction.
I’ll be writing the story about the frog jump, cardboard boat race, et al on Monday.
Everyone will be back to school on Monday and I don’t know what to do first. I have a huge stake of “shoulds” including writing, bill paying and cleaning. A-7 just asked me if I was going to bring my camera and take a photo of him with his teacher on the first day of school. Of course I am! I still have the camera in my possession and I won’t answer the phone if it’s the Transcript calling until after I walk the boys to their classes.
A-7s teacher was a student teacher in DH class a few years ago. We have heard good reports about her.
One funny thing, while she was in DH classroom she did and experiment with dry ice and water. After she finished the experiment she capped the bottle and put it in DH closet. Later in the day, as he was teaching his class, the experiment “exploded” blowing the door off the metal cabinet. This story makes my chemist son A-7 very happy to have her as a teacher.
L-11 is very pleased because he has the math expert teacher. L-11 has been speculating all summer about how much he wants to be in Mr. R’s class. When he found out he would indeed be in the class he did a dance of joy.
DH is probably not quite ready to return to the classroom, although he is ready for summer to be behind him.
He will be starting training on a part-time job this week as well, so I suspect he is going to be very tired. The job is working the Friday night graveyard shift at a truck stop / convenience store. DH has plenty of convenience store experience, but I worry about him because he will be sleep deprived, which is never good for a person’s health.
I’m picking up extra hours too. We have a termite invasion to pay for, among other things.