It's nice to have a little reprieve after a long stretch of work. I just finished up a special assignment with a publisher, it was a quick deadline and I ended up having 16 projects picked up and needing them to get out the door within days,including supply lists and instructions including any patterns...this is on top of a handful of other projects that were accepted elsewhere. After getting 17 out the door today, I joined my eldest DD, Alex, at Hovander Park where there were different stations they talked about things in the Civil War. They put on mock gun fights, taught the kids to March and take commands, learned about womans attire of that period, showed how to load a cannon....and a ton more! It was really interesting. I can't share the photo's because she was always in a group and I don't have the other parents permission. Ella and I had to take a few "Play" breaks...she is SO funny...love to get in the dirt and play just like me when I was her age!
Afterward Ella and I jotted to the adjoining park, Tennet lake, where we felt and smelt all the foliage. I love it there. She spied the tower Well...lets just say she beat me up all those stairs! At the top we were able to get a fantastic view of Mt. Baker.
*Sigh* I love the mountains!
I think we spent 10 minutes just gawking over this newborn bloom. (It just opened yesterday according to the gardener) Ella kept feeling the stem and petting the edge of the petals. I probably reminded her 30 times not to pick it. I didn't think she would but I know that if she did I would feel SO bad! ETA: This is an Icelandic Poppy.
Now, after hanging out with sweaty 8th graders listening and having to sit still, doncha think Ella deserved a treat?
What a perfect day! Just what we needed...just what I needed to "sharpen the saw" so to speak. I feel ready to tackle a boat load now. So, if you are feeling like you are creatively burnt out...Play on a tractor,take a walk, stop and take in life around you, smell a few flowers and eat some Ice Cream... It may just be what you need!