How can it be Friday already? Seriously. This week went crazy fast!
Teacher Man and Joe had yesterday and today off from school (fall break) and were very busy around home while I was working. The house is completely clean, top to bottom; lawn is mowed; several of my large perennials and shrubs in my gardens are cut down and ready for winter; and the patio furniture has been put away. Fairly impressive!
As for me, here are a few of my highlights from the week:
Last Saturday, we spent the day with my sister, her husband and their daughter, Morgan – or #MyGirlMorgan, as I like to call her. Of course I took a zillion photos. How could I not? She is the cutest little bug! This is one of my favorites, though – Joe read her the Eric Carle book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and she loved it. Funny story: when Joe got to the part that reads “I see a blue horse looking at me,” he proceeded to tell Miss Morgan that “for your general life knowledge, you will never see an actual blue horse.” That’s my Joe – he’s very factual.
Mid-week I attended the “Ag Catalyst Conference” in the Twin Cities, an event specifically for those of us in agriculture communications so I was in #AgNerd heaven! I took back so many ideas for the social media platforms and websites I manage in the office, but I think my favorite part was meeting up with several ag friends – like my ag blogger friend, Teresa (above) who is a farm girl from Canada. (You can check out her blog here.) We met a few years ago at an AgChat Foundation conference and we stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Anyone who thinks social media doesn’t bring people together should come to one of my agriculture conferences and learn otherwise!
Is there anything better than driving home after a full day of speakers and presentations at a conference, turning on the radio to the 80s station on Sirius, and hearing my favorite 80s band, like, ever?
Some of you may have seen this photo posted on my Facebook page this week. The weather was quite glorious for mid-October so Joe and I went for a bike ride after supper one night. Like any good mother, I made him stop by the corn field near our house and take a selfie with me. Surely these are mother-son moments he will remember forever, yes? :) Bike rides are actually a great way to have some good conversations with my son – we get away from the distractions of the house and we end up talking about all sorts of topics.
I hope you all had a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend. Any fun plans? If so, please share in the comments!