2 + 2 = 4

I enjoyed my Mother’s Day immensely. Truth be told, I wasn’t feeling well for most of it. So I stayed in bed and enjoyed long phone conversations with my mom, my mother-in-law, and dear friend Judy as well as texts with family and friends. At several times, different kids piled into bed with me and we talked and laughed and rested. It was low key and wonderful.

The day ended with Mexican food and one of my favorite movies “Fantasia 2000”. There were even a few gifts.

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God Bless America

Johnny had his first Zoom class today. It was precious.

Attending in his pajamas, he soaked up the whole thing. His teacher started with the Our Father, the Pledge of Allegiance, and then the singing of God Bless America. With ukulele accompaniment!

And, no Johnny, I will not delete this video.

Preschool Curriculum

E-learning/working has been interesting. Greta and Angela are working on collegiate courses, Michael and Josephine on high school courses, Veronica and Mary Frances on grade school courses. Sam takes calls all day long on a headset. He looks like a travel agent. That leaves Johnny.

The only phrase to describe Johnny these days is FREE-RANGE.

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The Friendly Skies

Since most of us are sheltering-in-place and staying home these days, I thought a travel story might be appropriate.

Last fall I traveled with three of my kids to visit my folks in Texas. It was the first time Johnny could remember traveling on an airplane. Johnny is my very active, highly verbal 5 year old. And he made the trip memorable.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Johnny helped me make some pumpkin muffins the other morning. This was at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. It was the first day everyone was at home.

I can’t remember where I found this recipe online. I made several changes to the original recipe. Here is the recipe we use now. This makes a huge batch. Probably 40 mini muffins and 12+ Texas size muffins. They freeze well or keep in the refrigerator for a week.

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