Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth, but the workload and the jet lag are brutal this week. In meetings from 6 am until 6 pm, then coming home, putting daughter to bed and promptly heading to bed myself.


In our lives. I came back from an exhausting and productive trip to Israel. It was not all work though. A few of us went to Jerusalem – not the first trip for me, but the first for many of my American colleagues. In this picture you can see The Wailing Wall and far in the right corner a dome of The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


Anna was, of course, delighted to have me back, but she was very busy with school and afterschool while I was away. A couple of things that she was really missing while I was gone was playing on my computer and iPod. I allow her about 30 min a day of electronic entertainment, and she was happy to lay her hands again on her favorite TeachMe: First Grade game and return to MoneyVille.


Places we are going. The weather was beautiful during the weekend, and our friend invited us to go for a ride and a hike in his convertible. Understandably, Anna loves convertible rides. We hiked in a place that looked at times like Riverdell from Lord of the Rings – a place where fairies might live. Anna was enchanted and kept looking for fairies. Then we came home and had our first barbecue of the season.


Quote of the week:

  • Anna (reading from her Valentine’s Day Sweet Tarts): Mama, what does it mean, “Shake it”
  • Me (trying to stay factual): It means, “Shake your body”
  • Anna: But why is it Valentine-y?
  • Me: Umm… Because teenage boys like it when teenage girls do it.
  • Anna: Ooh. This is because it’s yucky, and boys like yucky things.


MaryAnne said...

I love the Anna quote!

Fantastic photos in this post, too!

Glad you are still (sort of) around - hope things calm down for you soon - and good luck with jet lag!

I introduced Emma to moneyville after reading your post, and she loves it :)

Ticia said...

That quote is awesome! I laughed out loud and was very glad the kids weren't in the room for me to try and explain why it was funny.

Phyllis said...

I can't believe they put such things on candy! I don't get them any more because of that. I love the first picture of look so happy. Anna sure is thriving, too. She looks very content as well.

TheRockerMom said...

I can't believe that was on the candy!! I loved her reaction, thought.

Susan said...

My goodness, Anna makes me laugh! But, I do agree with Phyllis...why they put those kinds of phrases on candy is a puzzle.
I'm glad you had a good trip :)

Debbie said...

Anna's quotes always crack me up. I love the picture of you and as someone else said you look so happy.

First of the BBQ! Wow now I am jealous, though I thought today would be a perfect day to pull ours out.

Mom and Kiddo said...

It's true. Boys do like yucky things.