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This Weekend

It has been cold and icy and we stayed in most of the weekend. It was so cold the kids didn’t really want to play out much. So, basically we just did more of the same stuff we do all the time lately. The kids did a little baking, sewing and just goofed off most of the time – for instance, Bethany decided to try to write with her toes. I guess you think of all kinds of things to do if you are bored. 

We did start a new book and are enjoying it – Spiderweb For Two – A Melendy Maze by Elizabeth Enright. I had pretty much decided not to read this until someone suggested it and I decided to give it a try. We loved the other books in the series, but I had read that in this one most of the kids had gone away to school and it just seemed sad that only two of the kids were at home. But, we are liking it very much and it isn’t as sad as I thought it would be. Basically, the book starts out with Randy and Oliver feeling rather sad and gloomy since both their brothers and their sister have gone away to school. They can’t imagine the year without them. Nobody can seem to cheer them up until they find a surprise message which starts a trail of messages and some exciting adventures for them. One message leads to another and they find they are excited each day to figure out what the next message means. We are enjoying this very much and I’m glad we started reading it. We really like the Melendy family and will be very sad when this book is finished and we will no longer read and talk about them each day. This book did perk up our weekend quite a bit and we have almost finished it now. 


This last picture is my beautiful granddaughter, Kennedy. The only time I see Kennedy is through the car window or door. She was born during COVID and we could not even go to the hospital to see her. It’s kind of sad as she barely knows us. Hoping this spring and summer we can get together again. 


Our Weekend

We had snow and then a lot of ice this weekend. The kids were not as interested in playing outside in all the ice and it was pretty cold. So, our weekend was pretty slow and lazy – mainly playing games, reading and making a few more troll clothes. It was nice and cozy inside with our fire burning and the ice coming down. Bethany and Tess did spend a little while this morning pulling icicles off the house and some were pretty big. 

We read The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill and enjoyed it. The kids laughed a lot as I read this book. It’s basically the story of a new teacher that comes to a town in Alaska where all the teachers end up leaving pretty quickly. This teacher is different – she doesn’t get frustrated with the kids easily, she gets rid of all their old textbooks and then she brings out her own books. All the kids love her new way of teaching, but they can’t help but wonder if she will be leaving them soon just like all the other teachers. The girls did like this book and it was a quick read.  I can’t say it was a favorite, but it was different than what we have been reading lately and sometimes a change is nice. Though, we are still trying to find another book similar to The Four Story Mistake and Then There Were Five. Those two books thrilled the kids. 

Bethany and Tess made a few more clothes for the trolls and I enjoyed watching their creations. 


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