The week of vast difficulties is now over, and I survived the Pine Wood Derby (Big Trouble's car won twice), multiple requests for cupcakes and desserts, a birthday dinner (at the Hibachi place by request of Miss Serious - always a good time), a Greek Mythology birthday party with 10 small children (it was fun), and my final teaching tests (not fun, but THEY'RE OVER!!!).
The storm we had this weekend was nothing short of spectacular - really strong winds, buckets of rain, and trees down all over the place. The testing site lost all their heat early on, so it was a real treat sitting in a room for four hours which progressively turned into an ice cube. We actually did quite well in our home, considering, but the rain blew so hard against the side of our building that water leaked in through the bricks. This is an ongoing issue, which has supposedly been fixed about elventy times, so sadly we weren't surprised. But, we didn't lose power, so it's all good.
Now that all the hard stuff is out of the way, I've had time to make these (Miss Serious sent them out to her little friends for her birthday thank you notes):
I was trying out some different things, with varying degrees of success. And - I've also been working on this (I just can't stop!):