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Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekly Summary ~ 2/1/15 - 2/7/15

It's February!!!!  I'm so excited!  Only 38 more days until spring!

Last week I decided to take on a second photo challenge.  There is a group on Facebook called 365 Photo that posts challenges also.  The FMS PAD group that I am involved in is getting pretty big and this group is much smaller.  I will continue with the FMS group until at least the end of March to get in my full year with them and then I'll reevaluate.  I'm not sure I'll be able to handle two prompts per day.  Especially when business picks back up.

Anyway, here are last week's FMS photos ...

{February 1:  On my plate}
February 1:  On my plate
Alex has been asking for a week or so now if we could have shrimp for dinner.  So today we made that happen.  Grilled shrimp with pasta and broccoli.  Mmmmm.  And we finally got to use our new dishes.  Yay!

{February 2:  Mail}
February 2:  Mail
I love getting happy mail! And conveniently a friend of mine sent me this thank you card and it came today.  :)

{February 3:  Water}
February 3:  Water
My quandary for the day - how to get a water picture without actually leaving my house as I don't feel well today and it is awfully cold out. Thanks to the icicles hanging from the front of our house, I was able to do it.

{February 4:  Reward}
February 4:  Reward
On Wednesday nights at church the kids can earn coins as rewards for doing certain things - like answering questions correctly, saying their Bible verses, or getting caught being good. Then once every two months or so we have a "store" where they can spend their coins for prizes. The kids love it and it seems to be a great motivator.

{February 5:  Something blue}
February 5:  Something blue
There is a special time of the day called "blue hour". According to Wikipedia it is "the period of twilight each morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue." 

I'm not sure I captured it exactly, but I still love the look of this photo. I was walking out on my way to a meeting and had to run back into the house to grab my camera so I could capture this. And in case you are wondering, no, I wasn't late for the meeting.  :)

{February 6:  Makes me smile}
February 6:  Makes me smile
"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." ~Woody Allen
We laughed and laughed while Nick was being silly singing and carrying on.

{February 7:  Stripes}
February 7:  Stripes
Colorful stripes help to brighten up this colorless season.

And my usual rundown of the week (feel free to skip this - it's more for me anyway):
Sunday we watched the Super Bowl and even though I truly didn't care who won (since our Steelers weren't playing), I was disappointed the Seattle lost.  Especially after that last drive.
Monday the kids had a snow day.  Or rather an ice day. 
Tuesday evening was spent at the Senior High school watching Nick and a bunch of other 6th graders playing volleyball.  Or at least attempting to play volleyball.  Nick's team won 2 out of 5 games and are moving on to the finals.  Not quite sure how that works.  Must be like the NFL.  :)  Anyway, those games are on the 17th and are single elimination, so if they lose, we get to go home sooner.  :)
Wednesday was normal stuff.
Thursday Keira was sick.  I took her to the doctor since she's been having ringing in her ears which then becomes a nasty headache.  The doc thinks the tinnitus is leftover from Keira's recent illness and gave her an antibiotic to try to kick it out of her.  If that doesn't work, we will see an audiologist.  Keira was playing her guitar some tonight (but not her violin yet) so she must be feeling better.
Thursday was also PTO meeting night.  We had a meeting with the 6th grade activity committee afterwards to discuss what we want to do for the 6th graders at the end of the year.  It is sad that this might be our last year to do this at our current school.
Friday I ran some errands, did some couponing (which I'm going to try to do more of this year), and we had our normal popcorn and movie night.  We rented Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  It was cute.
Saturday morning was soccer.  I finally got to go to a game.  Alex's team lost again but they had fun.  We sat with friends of mine whose son is also on Alex's team.  After the game we ran a few errands and came home.  Doug and I were supposed to go to the symphony that night but he didn't feel well after dinner, so we stayed home.  I was okay with that.  I really enjoy the symphony, but sometimes I just really don't want to go anywhere.  That seems to be happening a lot this winter.  I'm just content to stay home.


Tamar SB said...

I just love the colorful umbrella!
So sorry Keira is having the tinnitus, I have it and it can be annoying!!

edenhills said...

Beautiful series. I love the cheerfulness of the umbrella!