Last Saturday I finally got down to the Apple retailer, on J’s urging, and got the new phone I’ve been planning to buy. I splurged for the 128gb model which will allow me to never have to delete any videos of Littlest, ever. So I don’t have many links for this week because I’ve actually been reading on my new phone. Not only is it shiny and new, it also doesn’t have a long cord that the baby is interested in, unlike the computer.
That’s probably the most eventful thing to have happened in our lives this week. Even though J has been home this week, I still feel like I have a case of mom brain and am not keeping track of everything very well and feel pretty scatterbrained sometimes even in class. This may just be a permanent state of affairs now.
I did chaperone a trip with my older students to the Marais Poitevin this past Tuesday, which was actually my first time. J has never been interested in going with me since he finds it boring. The day was full, with a stop at the Maison du Marais Poitevin in the morning to learn actual information about it (the Marais Poitevin is NOT a natural site, I mean marshes don’t naturally turn into a gigantic network of differently-sized canals what?), a tasting of local products including pâté de ragondin (what is a ragondin in English?), a boat ride, and a visit to a donkey farm which makes soap from donkey milk. It was a great day and I was happy to get to know these students a little better in a different context. I also hope to return some time with my family since I now have a better idea of what you can do there.
I think that’s all for now. In a week of bad news, here’s something nice to think about: Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in literature.