Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Salon

It's a rainy Sunday, but yesterday was a steamy Saturday in Des Moines. I took my girls and my mom to Des Moines for the weekend, which was a nice little get away, spent at my sister and brother-in-law's house.

My nephew, J, enjoyed having his cousins around.  They read a few books, played in the park, and basically entertained each other.

One of the highlights of the trip was meeting up with one of my students who moved to Des Moines at the end of the school year. There are always a few kids who just worm their way into your heart and Pyae is one of these special ones.  His family is from Burma and trying to make their way in the United States. Our phone conversations are difficult at best, but I was thrilled to find him and take him with my family to the Farmers Market and the Science Center.  Everything he sees is interesting to him and his innocence and excitement were so fun to see yesterday.

There are so many things we take for granted - blowing bubbles, building a rocket and shooting it off, walking in a sky walk above the downtown streets, even tasting a marshmallow for the first time.

All these activities along with time spent driving didn't lend itself to much reading time.  I did finish Lisa See's new book, China Dolls, which I will review at some point this week, and am looking for which book I should next pluck off the TBR pile.

I'm not cooking much for supper and my husband and girls are watching the US World Cup soccer match on television.  Aside from the usual squabbling, it's a fairly relaxed Sunday evening.

How about you? Have you enjoyed your weekend?  What's going on this week?


Peaceful Reader said...

We've been watching a lot of World Cup around here as well. I've been planting the garden and working on cleaning out my school office.

What a great hook up with your former student in DM! I am sure he had a great time with your family.

Ti said...

This week is less than stellar. I have a nit wit co-worker who continues to try and "work" the system. She has been out for several days and is trying to not claim any time for it. She is gone again today. We are in a two person office with administration in another building and they never come down here so she gets away with it. Sometimes they find out because she flaked on something but rarely. It's beginning to be too much. She used to be my boss at one point. So glad that changed.

So I look forward to lunch where I can sit outside and forget this place for a little while.