The second I got back from my retreat (well, nearly the second) Josh left to go on a 4-day trip to the beach with a couple of his friends.
When I left for my retreat, I left zero instructions regarding the children, food, or the house. When Josh left, he left me a page-long instructional sheet with bullet points about the garden. I hope I don’t kill anything.
With Josh gone, and our routine a bit disrupted, I thought it would be fun to try to do a field trip every day.
Today we wanted to go to McKay to trade in some of our old books for some new (used) books. But before we left, I had the girls help out with some of the house chores–including picking strawberries:
And making fresh mayonnaise:
Once we were done, we went to McKay. We only had a couple of old books to trade in, but we still got $10 dollars in store credit, which was enough for all of us to get a book or two!
I’ve been slowly building our Audubon Society Field Guide library. Today I found the Amphibian and Reptile field guide! I don’t think I’ve ever come away from McKay empty-handed. And it was a nice way to make the time go by while Josh is away.