According to the whiteboard in my son’s classroom, there are 42 days remaining in the school year. That means eight weeks and change and all of my kids will have completed elementary school. My youngest is exhibiting signs of preteendom and in some ways my daughter is already acting like the moody artist I was in high school (never mind that she is in sixth grade). And she likes to swipe my shoes. At least she has good taste.
We had a sunny day, so the kids and I went to the tulip farm. At first, Miss A wanted to stay home but by the time we got close, she was enthusiastic about getting there. I was too.
Last night I was overjoyed to see Google’s doodle of Edmonia Lewis, the first woman of African American and Native American heritage to achieve international recognition as a sculptor. I wrote about her eleven years ago, so I was ecstatic that more people would learn about her. I hope that this also means that more is discovered about her and her groundbreaking body of work.
The snow and ice lasted far longer than I thought it would. My youngest two children love snow and they were more ready for school to be open than I was, and I was pretty ready. I have not been satisfied with the pieces I have been working on lately, but at least I know it is improving.