1. Sometimes I just have to stop and smell the roses. These are the first two blooms in my garden.
2. I have a new addition to my garden which came with a new visitor. The monarch butterfly consumes only one plant--the lowly milkweed. My arts group friend gifted me a small milkweed plant. I have been carefully tending it, faithfully watering it. It just wasn't thriving. I couldn't understand why. Oh. Look!
3. One reason the week may have seemed so busy is that we started out busy on the weekend. The Professor and I joined several hundred people at a local conference where Kay Arthur of Precepts Bible Studies was the speaker. I've been a student of Kay's through her Bible studies since 1994, but this is the first time I had heard her speak in person. It was amazing. And I shared it with many friends.
4. Then, to top off the weekend, on Sunday evening, we attended a choral concert by Los Robles Childrens Choir. At first, I figured it would just be the normal kids' choir. But. W.O.W. I was impressed. (It's a bit hard to impress me with children singing because I began singing in choirs when I was seven and continued until I graduated from college.) They sang "An American Patchwork" and tenor Ross Hauck sang with them as a guest performer. Added bonus: some present and former students were in the choir and audience. That's another fun part of teaching homeschool kids!
5. Remember that I mentioned spring break? We are anticipating the arrival our Princess from Phoenix! She will be accompanied by The Chaplain and his wife, her parents. Four days of loving on our grandgirl!
So that was Willow's Week. We're heading in to hot and windy weather this almost spring weekend. Is it warming up or cooling down for you?