Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 Week 2: Winter at last!

The week began with our neck of the woods blanketed with snow. Oh, so beautiful, . . .

. . .but potentially treacherous driving conditions.
Mike took care of our lane and driveway to avoid impossible plowing conditions later.

 This squirrel seemed to be having fun!

I really thought weather conditions would keep people away from Monday Night Meal, but we made it, and to my surprise, five others turned out for a fun evening!
I was happy to see the puzzle we worked on a couple times was finished and still on the table.

School delays and closings were in effect throughout our area, but that did not affect our Ivy Tech campus, so I drove very carefully (and a bit scared after reading of a friend's accident on the highway!) and arrived safely (breath again!) around 12:30 to prepare for my first class.

This is what the board looked like after the Day 1 four-hour session.

Los pronombres
When I walked into the next classroom and looked out the window, the sun was setting.

Thursday's Day 2, we had our vowel-pronunciation lesson and skit.

Las vocales
One day this week, our 2015 memories blook arrived--a hard copy of Meemaw Moments, by Blog2Print, replaces the annual photo albums I used to put together.

Also throughtout the week, there were several Facebook appearances of son Sam's beautifully crafted skateboards.

Fridays I am privileged to meet with writer friends. This week we had a full house and a lot of fun!

Both authors of this book were present, and my copy had just arrived--perfect opportunity for autographs!  That evening, I found the time to become engrossed in the story, mostly due to the fact that my six-week robotics widowhood has begun!
Team work hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, officially, but there are those who are having so much fun, they would live at the shop if they could. Last night it was past midnight when they left, but happy 'cause they'd had a breakthrough!

These same robotoholics spend every other moment focused on the project. Their brains do not stop even when they are sleeping! Problems are often detected, if not solved, overnight.

2016 Team 1720 PhyXTGears
Notice how the team has grown, and they have great plans for this year, so now they are looking for sponsors!

That's it for Week 2, fifty more to go!


Kimberly Hoyt said...

I like looking at your pretty pictures of the snow, but am glad I'm not there to experience it in person :)

The Bug said...

Your snow pictures ARE lovely - glad you made it safely to class! I love those kinds of puzzles. Don't know if that's a Wysocki (sp?), but it's in the same genre - one of my favorite styles!