The weather forecast for the weekend was very favorable, with a chance of showers Saturday night. So we filled most of it with activities! We began by volunteering to take a van to the Luzerne County Fair on Friday night. I ended up with one student from each of the following countries : Chile, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Afghanistan, Spain, and the US – what an international experience, all looking forward to their first visit to a fair in the US. The kids had a great time. The highlight for me was observing a 4 day old calf snuggling up to its owner and falling asleep with its head on her lap! Friday was a long day. We left the house at 7 am and did not get home till 11PM.
Saturday was a day for work around the house. the goal was to finish the shingles on the front of the house, and I made it.. Now we just need to finish it with bleaching oil, and then I can move on to the rest of the house.. The hours flew by and soon it was time for dinner. Macaronni and Cheese and home made split pea soup.. I then built a fire in the pit in the back yard and we treated my niece who was visiting to her very first SMORE. I think that she liked them – she had three 🙂
This morning dawned a bit dreary, but my step daughter, k , was motivated. She made whole wheat banana waffles for all of us to enjoy for breakfast. The sun came out early in the afternoon , and my wife and I headed to the Blakeslee Preserve for a hike.
the colors are a bit washed out in the photos, but it was a beautiful hike. We will have to return later in the fall. The trailhead is a little over 6 miles from our house.
Perhaps the biggest treat was returning home to the aroma of cabbage soup that k had made. Janet made smashed red potatoes and hot cider, and we considered ourselves awfully lucky to be able to sit down at a table in a kitchen filled with the fragrance of wholesome food. The work week is just hours away, so we need to focus on a little school work before calling it a day. Weekends such as this are truly a blessing!