It’s almost 11am Saturday and it’s high time for a second cup of coffee. How would you like yours?
We woke up to a white world this morning, knowing that it’s going to get warmer later in the day we decided to get out at first light, which is around 8am these days. We (my daughter and I) took a long walk, throw some snowballs, made snow angels and built a snowman. We just came back. It is already much warmer and it is raining. When we started out there was, if not tons of snow, plenty enough to enjoy, now it is considerably less. I’m so happy we decided to get out. I mean….I always want to get out early in the morning, but I can not always convince my sweet girl that it is a good idea. Today she was excited about the snow.
Due to recent rises in Covid cases I cancelled out trip to the mountains over the holidays. In a way it’s sad, but we are going to be happy to just spend time together relaxing and decorating our new home. That said, we are going to enjoy all the snow that is available to us right here in our town. Hopefully we will get more snow than last winter. Last winter, my daughter’s first winter in Sweden, was a lot warmer than normal, with less snow. I’m hoping for a traditional winter this year.
How is you coffee? Do you need a refill? We have a Hero Theme at our school this year. We’ve been discussing What a hero is? Who is a hero? What does a hero do? So far the children have mentioned people/groups that help and/or save others; parents, grandparents, food producers, firefighters, the police, doctors, dentists, nurses, and environment activists. Yesterday I brought up people who help and save animals. Many of the children are interested in horses, and earlier this week a girl brought a book about horse facts, that we’ve been reading for hours this week. There is a huge interest. So I thought this is a good time to talk about my friends in the US that works with horse rescues and are involved with saving the wild horses. I told them about their work, and why there is a need for it. I started out by turning one of the rooms of our department into something like a movie theatre. I gathered the children, and told them about when I met this group of heroes for the first time, about ten years ago. I had handpicked a few stories, about rescue missions that I planned to tell them, along with showing them 100-200 photos that I projected on one of the walls. I tried to follow their lead and tell the story, but only about the parts that caught their interest the most. They where most interested in the wild horses. Which actually lead to leaving out some of the more interesting stories…but I’ll leave that for another time. There was a lot for them to take in. It felt like a great lesson to build on, and I really enjoyed sharing with them. Here are some of the photos I shared with the children; horses in the wild, and horses that was born wild but lost their freedom for one reason or another, now being gentled and trained, for a chance to avoid getting shipped to slaughter in Mexico or Canada.
How is your week so far? Mine been very busy at work. I’m going to spend the weekend packing our last things, we are getting closer to moving date (Dec 1st.) I’m also planning to get some time for blogging, relaxing, finish the last Conn Iggulden book from The Conquerer series (I’m about halfway through it,) bake an apple pie, and finish a report for work. I feel totally relaxed, what will be will be sort of. The world is crazy, and I’ve decided that it’s best for me to stay calm and focused. I have my daughter, and many other children (and at times their parents as well) depending on me to reassure them on a daily basis, I cannot do that if I let myself get upset in any way. All is good in our life, we have everything we need and more. I am grateful. That is something I’ve been meditating on this week. How are you holding up? What is going on in your life?