Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up (8.31.12)

I assumed that once Will began kindergarten the stress of these last couple weeks of summer (oppressive heat and swarms of mosquitoes kept us primarily indoors, Will and Hallie were sick and tired of each other and our regular summer activities, I was/still am anxious to get back to writing on a more regular basis, and my to-do list was nearly a mile long) would wash away. I conveniently forgot that, during this first week, I would spend the majority of the hours Will was in kindergarten at Hallie's school (where I substitute teach a few times a month) for state-mandated training. And then I committed to spend nearly every hour that Hallie is in school next week working at school. I think I'm going to need a pan of brownies, followed by back-to-back classes at the gym, to get me through.

Long Horns
I stumbled upon these beauties (it may be hard to tell from this camera-phone picture, but the horns are really gorgeous up close) at a garage sale in Wisconsin and couldn't pass them up, especially when I found out the seller had priced them at only $5. Now the question is, where will they look best in our house?

Some days we all need a little pick-me-up, and in case that's you today, here are "21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity".

Red Cross: West Nile Virus 101
This week's Red Cross post is especially relevant for those of you who live in Texas, where the number of cases of West Nile Virus have more than tripled what they would be in a "normal" year and new deaths are being reported every day. Take steps to protect yourself and your family!

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