November Third

It’s Day 3 of NaBloPoMo! So, what’s been going on?

I didn’t get much sleep last night, due to my 10 year old’s post nasal drip coughing. Ugh! I did everything I could for her; raised her head with another pillow, gave her a spoonful of honey, heated up a heating pad for her chest, and gave her cough medicine, which did nothing. Tonight she went to bed and is sleeping soundly with no coughing…yet. I hope she sleeps well tonight!

At work today, I had a surprise visit from the village health inspector…right as we were finishing up a messy fingerpainting project. Of course. The preschool passed the inspection with flying colors! I was pretty pleased, since this is the first time I’ve been in charge for an inspection.

The trees are changing colors, finally. It’s been hard to predict what the trees are going to do this fall. We had two months of drought, then a lot of rain, and also a lot of warm weather. Now it’s cold, and the trees are finally getting the message that fall is here!

How was your day?






It Doesn’t Always Work Out

I had this great idea tonight. I wanted to see the moon when it rose. It’s still close to being a full, “supermoon,” so I checked the paper to see what time moonrise would be today: 5:08 pm. I threw some pork chops and potatoes in the oven, got the girls to put on their shoes, and we headed for the park to see the moon.

Well, it turns out with all the trees we have, even at the park we couldn’t see the moonrise. We waited for about 20 minutes. The weather was gorgeous for a November evening; the sky was clear and the temperature was in the 50’s. The girls and I sat on the swings and talked. Before the moon could peek over the tops of the trees, we had to go home. I didn’t want my pork chops and potatoes to burn, plus I had to get Lily to a choir rehearsal.

Lily and I saw the full moon as we drove to her rehearsal, and it was beautiful.