- keeping an eye on yesterday's number path,
- trying to have a "regular" day,
- organizing our mentoring project (3rd and 8th graders working together to "deadhead" hundreds of daffodils around the campus
- setting up my laptop to Skype on the SMART board with a student who is visiting family in Holland
- completing projects to be ready for Friday's Grandparents Day
As I snapped my photos, I was thinking about a joke I heard on the radio comparing wisteria with the Middleton sisters: attractive, sweet smelling, and climbing with determination. I don't envy either of them the balancing act they've undertaken.
But when I went inside, I discovered a whole new balance challenge. When John left this morning, he took our little shop vac with him, full of stink bugs for a colleague's middle school science project. I decided to set up soapy-water traps on our window sills and encourage the stink bugs to drop in.
In our bedroom, this is simple. The windows are easy to reach. And stink bugs are pretty cooperative: they avoid predators by flipping and dropping, often right into the waiting soapy water.