We are tearing up the 2012-13 school year track. We may even finish the bulk of our stuff by the end of next week. Science, Math and various phonics books are done with the youngers. The olders report the same. We are happily preparing for our end of the year beach bonfire...... Stacia and Zander will continue to work on math and phonics workbooks after the year is done and through our transition time...but science, history, extra language...finished....
This afternoon I took Arielle and two of her friends to Shimoda Mall for 2.5 hours. Stacia came with me and we went our own way for some Mommy/Stacia time. The boys would rather do spelling than go to the mall.
The older girls spent their entire time taking Sticky Pics. I think I need to round up some of MY friends for some sticky pics.
Stacia and I took some sticky pics. It took us twenty minutes to figure out HOW to get them to print. They had better options at their booth - I think we'll do a redo.
We shopped for craft items to make a spring/summer wreath, for rain boots (an essential spring wardrobe Stacia informed me), a little tea canister, yummy produce for all...and, oh yes, ice cream for Stacia.
|To remember Japan during tea in the states|
The day became over the top wonderful when Michael held down the fort this evening and I enjoyed friend time.
We hadn't enjoyed an onsen together for over a year - at a board planning retreat in 2011. We soaked, relaxed and talked. Meaningful, refreshing, renewing conversation...time for her to relax without her two young blessings....time for us to reconnect and discuss the twists and turns of life...and to share this bittersweet time of starting to say goodbye to Misawa. Soon she will be in the South and I will be in the West. We hope to work a few more visits in before we part.
God blessed me well when He worked margin into this year...time to live life in community...deeply...instead of 100% full out for community...resulting in frenzied relationships.... I'm living the cliche..."Every no is a yes to something else." He loves me well.
Living all of life before the face of God...