Thursday, April 23, 2009

Last night I enjoyed a lovely walk with my husband. All 3 boys were at church youth group - B had planned on going to work in the shop after supper but had a hard time getting motivated. He suggested the walk - we went down the road aways, then over to the closest lake - saw birds nests with birds sitting on them and some sort of hawk flying around. We came back home through the woods across the road from our house - checking out all the downed trees and looking at the "forest" floor flowers. (Love the alliteration there!) From there we took the truck over to his mom and dad's to borrow a harrow to do our yard so we can seed grass this weekend (we hope). I drove it back...which doesn't sound like much until you realize it's stick shift and it's been 20+ years since I've driven one.

I got home later than normal tonight as Squirrel had a home track meet. He did very well in his events - the 800m, the 1600m and the long jump. Unfortunately my camera battery was almost dead so I only got a couple of pictures.

My afternoon bus route went better than I expected it to. I'd earlier this week had some issues with threats being made from one student to another one and some relatively minor vandalism. The vandalism came first followed by the threats. It's a very frustrating situation as I feel rather like the principal this year is not listening to me - granted she suspended the student from school for 1 day for the threats and from the bus for a day for the vandalism. However it feels like she expects a simple seat change to "fix" the entire situation and I don't believe it will as that has already been attempted. Oh well...I guess we wait and see what happens when the suspended student comes back.


Mary said...

Your walk sounds lovely - quite romantic even ;)

Thing is, I bet the principal wouldn't put up with threats and vandalism in his office - yet he expects you to just 'deal' with it. They have no idea some of them! Hope it gets a little easier for you. I think you are amazing driving a school bus - really.

Linds said...

Great you got out with your husband for a walk, and it sounds beautiful, Edith. And well done to your son! We do really need some photos here!
I honestly hope the problems on the bus are dealt with properly soon. Mary is right. They would not put up with this behaviour in the school, so why should you have to..... Maybe suggest a teacher ride with you for a while?
Have a great weekend, and take photos!

lakeviewer said...

Hi Edith, welcome to my blog. I see from your comments that we know the same ladies. What a wonderful world we live in to jump in and visit so many people.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I am enjoying doing "handwork" again. It has been awhile since I have undertaken anything involving cross stitch and embroidery. I may even try counted cross stitch in the future!