Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Lovely Day


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.

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

6 comments:

Linda said...

Carys will be doing math and phonics through the summer as well! Too much is lost with 10 weeks off. Chase is going to continue math as she wants to get ahead. Everything she's interested in studying in college is science-oriented, so she needs to beef up her math. Saw the cutest wreath on someone's Facebook. It was made out of 8 pairs of flip flops (various colors purchased at the dollar store) which were decorated with stick-on gems and silk flowers. SO cute!

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

That's the wreath we're making, Linda. I can't find a BIG wreath here....but we'll give it a shot.

Linda said...

Cool! Can't wait to see how it turns out! What are you using to glue the flip flops to? Chase was saying that it has to be glued to something, but you couldn't tell from the picture.

Linda said...

Forgot to check the box to get your replies in my email. So ignore his post! :)

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Well...Linda...I couldn't find plain flip flops...so I got wild ones and will not glue bling to them. I planned to simply glue them to a grapevine or foam wreath...but I'm having a terrible time finding that in Misawa. I found a small wreath....deciding today if I want to keep looking for a bigger one or just make a small one...or take apart our Lenten wreath....

Linda said...

I would think a wreath-shaped piece of plywood would work as well. Maybe someone could cut one for you?