Highlights of the WeekI feel that we are now "officially back" from our travels. The jet lag was pretty brutal in the first couple of days for everyone, but eventually Smarty reverted to her usual mode of sleeping from 10 pm to 9 am and catching up with sleep lost on the road. It was not a moment too soon, because her school starts next week, and its start time is at 8:15 am. The good part is that it's only 15 min drive from our house, so her schedule will be similar to the last year with wake up times at 7:30 am. She is happy about Wednesday - it's a "short day", but it's shortened in the morning and not in the afternoon - school starts at 9 am instead of 8:15 am. Smarty had her orientation on Friday and is absolutely thrilled with her new school. She can't wait to start on Monday.
"Take Your Daughter to Work" Day
On Wednesday, I took Smarty to work, because she did not feel like staying home on her own, and I only needed to be in the office for a few hours. She met some of my coworkers, enjoyed sushi lunch in our cafeteria, and I showed her a bit of our campus. She said that she sees now why I am so happy about my job. While I was in my meetings, she raced through Algebra 1 test I gave her to see if she still remembers anything and spent the rest of the time reading. Apparently, she remembers everything just fine - she only made one error in my test and got 100% on Algebra 1 test that she had during orientation, easily placing into Algebra 2. It's such a relief and such a difference that we did not have to ask for a higher math class, she was simply placed into it.
Spending Time with Friends
What We Are Reading
Strangely, Smarty did not fall back into her "reading mode" yet - probably because she missed her house, her Minecraft, and her friend. She also was tired in the evening, so she did not stay up to read. She was just re-reading her favorite books on her Kindle. I have finally finished An Echo of Things to Come (it took me a cruise week and a week home). It was still a good book, but it felt more like a connector between Book 1 and the future Book 3 rather than an independent book. Now we have to wait half a year for Book 3 in this trilogy.
How was your week?