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Monday, March 23, 2020

Cheesecake, bowls, flowers.

Dan is home today because we were supposed to be in Knoxville touring the University of Tennessee campus.  He is currently setting up an old desk in the guest room so he can start working from home later this week.

The school has changed the plan from two full days a week doing online school to four half-days of online school in the mornings and teachers holding "office hours" in the afternoon and a day off to catch up on homework and projects.  I think the kids will like this because it will mean they get to "see" friends and be a part of a class more days of the week and then they can do homework each afternoon. 

I'm proud of how quickly our school has put all of this online school together.  They started the online school last Tuesday after the governor announced the shutdown on Saturday evening.   That's an awesome turnaround time.  And the fact that all students have school-issued MacBooks helps.

It's cold and rainy here today but it was such a nice weekend - sunny and warm and it felt like everything was going to be right with the world soon.  But the rain and cold make me question that. Plus I just saw an article saying it would be 18 months until everything is normal again.  I immediately clicked away from that and didn't bother to open it up.  Just trying to take things one day at a time. 

I made a delicious cheesecake this weekend:

Here's the recipe I used in case you are interested:  The Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake.

I got some tulips to cheer this place up.  Well, I don't know if it cheers anyone else in the family up but fresh tulips always cheer ME up!

And look at this bowl Sarah made in pottery class:

Didn't she do a great job?  She's had so much fun in pottery and has brought home quite a few bowls and mugs.  She's pretty sad that she's missing the last quarter of pottery class because she has learned so much and has gotten really good at centering her clay and making things that we can actually use around the house.

That's it for now.  I'm going to go avoid the news and try to stay positive.  Oh - and wash my hands - again!  :)


Madeline said...

Wow! Sarah's pottery is lovely! I too am avoiding all the news. I would love to learn how to make cheesecake. This staying in thing may be just the motivation for me to finally just try.

Glad the kids are adjusting and Dan can work from home too. That always helps, as do fresh tulips, yours are so cheerful.

Gigi said...

Yay! You shared the recipe! Your tulips cheered me up on this dreary day. And Sarah's pottery is beautiful. I am not surprised that their school was on top of this, at all.

Mari said...

You're killing me! I love cheesecake and tulips. :) And that bowl is gorgeous!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love all three pics you shared; beautiful!! It's pretty amazing how all the schools have adapted during this epidemic and kids are still getting some education, albeit differently.

Michelle said...

I got tulips too! Worth the splurge! And the bowl is beautiful!❤️