Libbi says good morning too.
She is fully recovered from her run in with a car over a week ago. Thank goodness.
Today she is back on her own as I'm back at school for the day. Yep, it's that time of year again. I'm in my final countdown of summer vacation.
We have our welcome back breakfast this morning and then staff meetings this afternoon. I may put a little time in my classroom to prep for my students next week, but the rest of my week I plan on enjoying every moment I can.
The Wonder Dog & I still have a few dock days to put in - it was so cold, rainy & overcast this last week, we didn't get over there once!
This past weekend was spent close to home.
I drove my MIL to South Bend on Friday afternoon to pick up my sister-in-law, who flew home for the weekend from Florida. It was a nice afternoon, a quick trip there & back!
Friday night I stopped at the local organic grocery store & picked up sushi for Dream Boy & chicken salad for moi. I am not a fan of fish, but he is. And yes, I've tried sushi, and no - I still don't like it.
Saturday was a wet, dreary, rainy & cool day. We were supposed to work the back to school carnival at church in the afternoon, but the weather was horrendous, so it was postponed to September 12.
I had a senior shoot scheduled for 4pm, but again, the radar and hour by hour forecast was not promising, so we rescheduled for later this week.
So Dream Boy & I headed into town & did a little shopping, some stuff I needed for my classroom and groceries we needed for home. We picked up fixings for dinner & headed home for the night.
Dream Boy offered to cook, so I let him. Love that man!
We settled in after dinner and pulled up a documentary on Amazon Prime called, "Holes In My Shoes." It's about a man named Jack Beers who grew up on the lower east side of New York. He was 94 when this documentary was filmed and he & his younger (86) brother told Jack's life story.
If you have not seen this film, you need to watch it. This man just blew our minds with all he has accomplished in his life and how he did it and the humble attitude he had of it all.
Then we watched a movie, "If I Stay." I read the book last year & really like it and I must say the movie was very good as well. Sometimes they lose something when they make a movie from a book, but I think this one stayed fairly close to the story line.
Sunday we started our morning in church, as we do every week. We love our little church and really enjoy everyone we've come to know there.
After church we headed downtown to our little Main Street Cafe & had breakfast and got caught up with Marlene & Michael - the staff there. They know us by name and make us feel right at home when we walk in the door.
We then headed home and Dream Boy joined up with his riding buddies & they took off for an afternoon ride while I prepped for a senior session later that afternoon.
I met up with my senior girl & her mom in downtown & we strolled the river walk and did some pictures before heading a little further into downtown to shoot at 2 new spots I had spied earlier this summer.
It was great because there was virtually no one around, so we weren't fighting for an open spot or waiting for people to move.
We finished up there & then headed out to a local golf course that had an old barn on the property, along with some old rusted farm equipment & trucks. It was a very unique setting and they were so polite and welcoming in letting us shoot a few pictures there!
I headed home after we finished up there & picked up Dream Boy & we immediately went out to the local campground for supper with our friends & their family. What a great way to wrap up the weekend.
We ended it with a small bonfire before heading home around 9:30 so I could shower off the bug spray & get to bed at a decent time.
This back to school & alarm schtuff is going to cramp my style very quickly.
But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!
Have a great week everyone - I'll be back later with a catch up on my 365 project.
Yes, I'm very proud to say that I have not yet missed a day. But, my prompts that I started with this project with will be ending today, so I need to get busy & continue my list by researching more. I am finding it helps me greatly to have a prompt a day or so before I'm to shoot it, so I don't feel like I'm just taking the photo to take the photo.
Thanks for stopping by this morning! And to all my faithful readers, thank you for your kind words when I see you or with the comments you leave on my post. I'm so glad you enjoy catching up on our life at My Happy Place.
Oh - & don't forget, tomorrow is the 1st of September, so be sure to join me on Instagram with "Feet First". Take a shot of where you are standing at any given time of the day & post it & tag it #feetfirst2015. It's a lot of fun to look back on you shots of feet first as the year goes on & see where you've been!