Here go son Jim and grandson Jax down the hall last night to Jax's classroom.
There are 8 kindergartens in this school, and two of them did their program last night.
Kudos to the choral/music teacher... she kept the kids focused for 8 songs and 25 minutes, JUST RIGHT.
That's Jax on the right, with a mask on his head. He portrayed a
monkey in the song "The Five Little Monkeys".
I can't tell you how fun it was to see the kids perform and they all appeared to be having a good time, too.
(well, not from this picture... but they WERE)
Paiton was absolutely rapt, watching the kids. I noticed that she
tried to mimic their hand movements, and she sang some of the songs with them... she will start kindergarten this fall, and she is raring to go!
I was rewarded with a lovely sunset on the way home. I am going to try to
take pictures along the road tomorrow morning... I have to drive through farmland, and it's beautiful at this time of year.
Here are Moe, Fluffernut, and April.
If I were smart, I would pair April with one of the Elvi...
with one of these guys, and move them on out. She is just so very bonded to
Moe... I know it's stupid but I just dread separating them.
Here is a view of the dining room... I am still unpacking, and still trying to clear off the table.
It is 66 degrees out right now, and the screen is open on the patio door, and
as you see, things are blowing.
And a view into the kitchen, where I've hung pictures, and where the hutch now stands where the big terrarium with iguanas in it stood.
I love this house, there, I've said it. I love this house.
It is going to be a wonderful home for us.
We are going to concentrate over the next several weeks on getting the other place
emptied and repaired, and get it on the market.
Yes, I still grieve in my heart for my animals and gardens, but
we are going to make a good life here, too.
I had lunch with friend Jill today... we had been trying since before Christmas!
Not only was I able to eat a good lunch, but I didn't have any issues with keeping my food down, which I often have. Jill told me about this guy:
Jill formerly fostered many dogs for Border Collie rescue... but now, she and her husband, Calep, are doing transports. They are trying to get this guy sprung from the Odessa, Texas animal control facility. They are
probably going to drive down there this weekend and get him... isn't he wonderful looking? He is a shepherd/golden mix, and is about 7 months old. Yes, I've quite fallen in love with him.
On a more somber note... we are praying, Keith and I, for those affected by the terrible stabbing at the high school in Murraysville, Pennsylvania, by a sixteen year old student. We hope everyone can stop and say a prayer for not only the victims and their families, but for the young man and his family... they will need many prayers in the years to come. A terrible, terrible tragedy, again enacted in our schools.