The First Week of March

For some reason the month seemed to start off at an odd pace. Partly, I think, because the first fell on a Sunday and partly because it was just a busy week.

Somehow the previous week had slipped past without me paying much attention to the theme for the 52 weeks project I do with some other ladies on facebook. Which was a real bummer because it was food and I love food photography. I didn’t have a lot of time to get super creative (one of the girls actually used green beans to make the outline of the Eiffel Tower…very cool!) but I liked my simple take on a household classic.
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Day two had me hosting my monthly photography meet up. Rob asked me if I thought the group was beneficial for me and it really is. If for no other reason than I get to be with a bunch of women who actually want to talk photo speak and enjoy doing so.


Hydrangeas are some of my favorite flowers so on the third day of March I made liberal use of the ones I bought for the table decorations for Pursuit Community . Normally the blue and purple ones are my favorite but I’ve been enjoying the mostly white ones that seem to be more abundant right now. What I really liked was finding the little hint of blue though.


The middle of the week and day four found me with my second sick child at home. On Monday and Tuesday it was Abby but then it was Claire’s turn. Which was really really sad because it was Egyptian Day for her class and she had to miss it. She worked so hard on the collar for her costume so we’ll have to do something special with it but for the moment she was sleeping a lot or sipping on ginger ale.


It has been an odd week with children home sick and my routine thrown completely off. Usually the first week and a half or so of summer break is a bit of a shell shock with the kiddos crowding my space and being noisy but then I adjust and we settle into a new routine. Emily started running her fever Wednesday night so she joined Claire on couch patrol Thursday. And it was good Em was home because when the school called that Sam was running a fever they were able to stay at home. More than half the day was done so I went ahead and picked up Abby and just kept them all home on Friday. My everyday liturgy has been completely skewed.

By Thursday I was feeling a little claustrophobic so I decided to take the van through the car wash. (Would you believe that is what I was in the middle of when the school called about Sam?) When she was little Claire was terrified of the car wash. Sarah used to get out and hold her near the exit so they could watch us come out. One of the favorite parts of the car wash is when they put the rainbow foamy stuff on. The colors are so pretty! Part of the dash board showed in one of the pictures I took and it really looked like some kind of crazy beautiful skyline. I used that one in a post I shared yesterday.


 And that leads us nicely into day six in which my beloved very graciously removed me from the still somewhat sick but settling nicely into the stir crazy and we’re bored pandemonium phase and whisked me off for a double date with friends.  And said good friends suggested sushi and it was such a relaxing evening. (I only eat the ones with cooked stuff in them.)


The final day of the first week of March dawned cold but sunny. Something that we have seen precious little of recently and according to the weather report will be in short supply in the coming week. As the day wore on it warmed up to a beautiful 70 degrees and it could not have been more perfect for our school’s annual golf tournament.

But wouldn’t you know it? As the beautiful day progressed this love of mine felt worse and worse. He is down for the count and for the first time in I can’t remember when he called a friend to cover the preaching and missed church. He has spent the entire day in bed so hopefully he’ll be feeling better soon.


Return, O my soul, to your rest; 
 for the LORD has dealt bountifully
 with you. ~Psalm 116:7


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