Friday, October 28, 2016
Seven Quick Takes: Leaf Trees, Autumn Fun and Good News
1. We have been collecting leaves on all our rambles, and we used them to make a tree out of leaves.
We used contact paper as the base this time, and it looked great for a few days, but the leaves peeled off as they dried. Next time I would add a top layer of contact paper, or go back to taping individual leaves as we've done in the past.
Actually, I teach long division with a Halloween story any time of the year:
The amount in the "house" is the amount of candy in the house.
The amount outside the "door" is the number of trick-or-treaters.
The amount on the "roof" is how much candy each trick-or treater got.
Any remainder, as any child knows, gets eaten by the parents.
3. And we have had 6 birthdays in the last two weeks!
My dear Father in Law was one.
And The Redoubtable Bill was another!
4. In Bill's case, we gave him this fine shirt of Dr. Dinosaur examining a computer, painted by our very own Klenda!
Why, yes, her drawing/painting skills are amazing!
If you have not been reading Atomic Robo, it's the worlds best webcomic.
They look like vanilla beans, but they crack open to reveal a surprising amount of milkweed like puffs.
Which I suppose could be blown at other people if you were so inclined!
I got a call that I needed to order all the Christmas flowers by the end of the month.
I looked at the blank sanctuary and wondered exactly how many poinsettias were needed...
Two thoughts occurred: I was never good at the "guess how many jelly beans in the jar" thing, and I wish I had paid more attention last Christmas!
As it turns out, previous organizers were ready and willing to show me the ropes. A very good thing!
7. Saving the best for last: the very best news this week is that my Dad is out of the hospital, in much less pain, and is doing really well with physical and occupational therapy - he's even walking a bit on his own already!Thanks to all those who prayed! Considering that two weeks ago we were looking at hospice, it really feels like a miraculous recovery. So, thank you, and keep praying! I also pray for the intentions of everyone praying for my Dad.
Have a lovely weekend, and stop by Kelly for more 7QT fun!