Weekly Happenings: Well, 2020 got one more punch in: we should have been in California this past week, but due to the…current health situation (read: the COVID-19 pandemic), we decided to postpone our trip until the situation is better (which should hopefully be soon, now that the vaccine is rolling out). It was a hard decision, but we know it was the right one. We tried to make this week fun in spite of everything. We had a movie day where we had special movie candy and watched a couple of movies. We went to the zoo. We (well, three of us) watched fireworks on New Year’s Eve (Abigail was asleep…she slept through it all). We packed up Christmas, and welcome this new year with hopes and prayers that it will hold health and happiness for all!
The Weekly Weather: It’s been rather varied. It started out on the warm-ish side (getting well into the 70s), but Thursday was rather cold and rainy (with a high in the 40s) and it’s been rather cold since then. It’s due to warm up again, though. It just goes back and forth.
What Paul’s Been Up To: He still took this past week off, since he’d already asked for it and it was really nice having him home. He was a huge help getting all the outside decorations taken down and packed away. He is currently taking the neighborhood decorations down and then he’ll get them out to the storage unit so that they’ll be ready for next year.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: Nothing too out of the ordinary…I haven’t had students during the break, so my afternoons have been more open, which was nice. I’m looking forward to seeing them again, though. They’re fun to teach.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been staying up late and sleeping in…in-between all of that has been playing with Christmas presents, reading new books, and playing in the back yard when the weather agrees.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: Thanks to her birthday and Christmas being three days apart, she has a lot of new toys to play with and new books to look at. She’s also really enjoyed having Joseph and Paul around (they’re usually at school and work).
This Week in Pictures:
Bonus Video: At midnight on New Year’s Eve, we stepped out onto our driveway and I recorded a bit of “the show”. It was about 35 degrees but it felt quite a bit colder ( I think my weather app said that it felt like it was 28 degrees), so we didn’t last very long outside.