This has been a weird Fall for me. I’ve had a couple health issues and just decided to not run a marathon this year. I still run. This morning I ran 8 miles. Maybe next year. JR’s trip to Singapore went very well. I actually was able to sleep while he was gone this time which was a nice change. Both girls were on antibiotics for strep throat while he was gone, but thankfully I didn’t get it.
Rachel and I went on a 4th grade field trip to St. Augustine. It was really wonderful. The kids had a great time and the whole experience was fun. We left the school at 6AM and returned at 8PM. I survived an entire day as a field trip chaperone and a bus trip where my seat was located next to the bathroom on the bus. The funny thing was on the bus ride, the big hit for the kids was pictochat with the Nintendo DS. This is a sign of the times in my opinion. Every kid with a DS, which was a lot of them, was writing back and forth to each other on a Nintendo DS screen. It was like a big chat room on the bus. It actually made the bus trip quiet.
On the field trip, the kids learned a lot about Ponce De Leon, got a tour of the Military Hospital, saw the Fountain of Youth and tasted the water, toured the old school house, toured a reenactment of a Native American Village, saw another school area, went on a trolley tour, and of course toured the Fort. The hardest thing was carving out time to go to the bathroom. We had 30 minutes at the end to buy something on St. George’s street.
Then we came home to JR which was nice. He was pretty exhausted from his 30 hours of traveling. The next day was Eddie’s class play on Thanksgiving and Hannah’s Thanksgiving celebration in her classroom. It’s been a long week or so over here. The kids have no school this coming week and I am sooo looking forward to it!