The Corona Diaries Week 54.5 and 55 - School Rounding The Bend
April 11, 2021
The last weekend of Spring Break, after such a lovely relaxing time in Ojai and a fun time in San Luis Obispo, we all chilled out at home a bit before school started back again.
Kurt sent pics of the cats keeping him company while we were gone.
I donated blood.
And we prepared for Easter fun.
What happens when you leave food coloring out on the counter...ugh.
Next morning, the hunt was on! Harper doesn't think there is an easter bunny, but she sure loves to look for eggs!
It took her a while to LOOK UP. (click for bigger images of eggs in trees!)
Easter Breakfast with cinnamon "rabbit" rolls. (which look more like snails, let's be honest)
Then also for the 2nd year in a row, a rhyming treasure hunt put on by Kurt! Harper whipped through the house, finding the next clues which led to a basket full of treats. Mostly clothes and books. Just a few candy treats for our little sugar fiend.
Then return to school life and life life. Life with Willoughby.
And my strawberry plant is making a wee strawberry!
Eating more healthy yummy food.
Thank you to Gammo for her easter card and $$
Neighbors on my walk have this cute canned ham trailer and she's called "Myrtle"!! Love.
Shopping at Trader Joe's when suddenly - this. It took me two reads not to see CYANIDE. I mean it's been a tough year.
I taught Harper how to use an actual phone. We had a small earthquake the other day and it got me thinking that if something happened to me or Kurt (and the other wasn't home) Harper doesn't really know how to use a phone!! Yikes. So she got lessons and talked on the phone TWICE with Gammo and once with Betty.
Betty stopped by for a quick visit and brought Harper a new mask. So here was Harper's thank you card. LOVE the unicorn circus action.
We started our spring garden patch. Which Willoughby then PEED IN!!! Shaking my head.
I hope the garden actually works this year. Last year everything (except the green beans) got eaten by bugs. So we got marigolds and geranium to plant amongst the veggies to hopefully ward them off. And also waiting for the praying mantis seed pod to hatch.
Harper started back to swimming lessons again. She was so happy.
Grace gave me one of her favorite quotes. Genius and I'm keeping it close.
Harper redesigned one of her toys:
She drew a portrait of me one night after dinner. ("Do you want braids or pony tails?" "Which do you think look better?" "I'll do pony tails, easier to draw.")
Then the BEST picture. Harper asked if she could watch tv when it wasn't time to watch tv. So I said no and she went to her room and immediately drew this. I was howling with laughter - on the inside.
She's funny, that Harper. Expresses herself well with art.
Oy. And so that's been the last two weeks. I'm getting tired of blogging about Covid life when it feels like Covid life is SO CLOSE to being done. It's not actually that close, but feels like it which then makes it more frustrating.
I feel like the wind has definitely picked up in our sails, but damn if I don't also have a few oars in the water pulling as hard as I can!