The fireworks on the 4th of July took on new meaning this year. My stepmother-in-law passed away on the 4th. Her name was Angel and she truly was one. I'd like to think that the skies lit up that night to celebrate her life and illuminate her journey.
Wine club pick up time! I belong to two clubs. One winery is in Sonoma and the other is in Napa. We made Sunday our 'pick-up' day. Of course, if you're going to pick up your wine, you might as well sit for a spell and do a wine and chocolate pairing.
|Rutherford Ranch Winery|
Looking at the calendar and realizing that a month of vacation has gone by prompted my daughter and I to plan a little local adventure. Our first stop was Muir Woods. I love Muir Woods. Walking through those towering redwoods is a bit humbling. For as small as we humans are, we are the guardians of some pretty amazing places.
Tuesday found me poolside, resting my tired toes.
|The Martinez shoreline.|
|There's not much green this time of year.|
|Apparently, you can only act out your dreams on the weekends?|
|This is the town's wishing tree. There's a bucket filled with pens and tags. |
People hang their wishes on the tree for all to read.
|One of the wishes we found.|
|I loved the randomness of this.|
This morning I woke up to this:
This was the most expensive project I've ever posted and I was more than a little worried about it being funded. Kudos to my amazing students who earned $1000 for the project by participating in code writing. Most of the remaining funding came from donations via the Caring Classroom community. If you're a DonorsChoose fanatic like I am, go take a peek at this incredible group. They've donated over $70,000 to projects like mine.
So that was my week in pictures. Today's adventure: cleaning the house and the Wild Ones.
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