My child is going on his 'Big' fourth grade field trip today. They are going to Niagara Falls to ride on the Maid of the Mist! I'm not going. Not that I couldn't go, but because I DO NOT want to go. I could have chaperoned, but I've seen those boats every time we go to the Falls and I think "No f-in way am I ever getting on one of those boats!" All those people piled in. Nope, I'm not a boat person. I know Devin is going to have a fabulous time. I'm not really nervous something bad might happen, I am a little sad that I won't be there, watching him experience something I know he thinks is so cool! And, I got a secret letter in the mail the other day. Yeah, the school likes to keep things secret, it's fun! Last year Devin received the President's award for Achievement and this year he is getting the President's award for Excellence! It's fun that the school keeps it from the kids and makes it a surprise. I'm glad they notify the parents, it gives us the opportunity to make plans to be at the assembly!
Anyway, I did have a fabulous mail week! Sue-Ellen Welfonder sent me a stone that she brought back from one of her travels to Scotland. She says it came from the Isle of Skye. Dude, that is such an awesome gift, and it's such a beautiful stone. It sits on my table beside my chair in the living room. I have wanted to go to Scotland for so long now. I don't know if I will ever get there, but I sure hope that someday I will. Maybe when the kid's all grown, I don't know, but someday! It was just such a special gesture for Sue-Ellen to send me my own little piece of Scotland! Thank you so very much!
I did get some new books at the books store. They're all fantasy too!
Mercedes Lackey - Arrows of the Queen
(first book in the Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy)
Livia Dare - In the Flesh
Naomi Novak - His Majesty's Dragon
(First book in the Temeraire Series)
What about you, did you get any new books this week?
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