I found a sweet song to go with a poem, who knew Byron sounded so good?
She Walks in Beauty
By Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
We had a sampler sewing co-op today and I found out that – I suck. I was trying to make an IT crowd quote “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
Yeah, read that outloud. Grace found a new stitch and made flowers, Hannah made something for a friend.
I can’t believe I did that. Anyway we had some time at home, I made a sweet potato hash, we watched some Once Upon A Time, then Hannah and I went to church. I didn’t realize that this was the last class! I only read one chapter, about hurts and judgements, the next chapter was about relationships. I had to leave early from there to get to TNO late. I’ll use some of my break going through the notes and chapter on my own.
Thursday was Creativity Club and Kindness Krewe rolled into one because this month was full. Hannah finished up her painting, Grace did some drawing, people were knitting and others were making cards for kids in the hospital.
We didn’t have very many people, but we made a lot of cards!
Grace made blondies with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, there were good.
Friday – today – last day of school till the 27th. Grace finished up in Geometry and AgriScience, Hannah did math and science and needs to finish the Hobbit over the next week. I realized I don’t need a whiteboard upstairs.
We went to HS skate, but the girls only skated for an hour (their one friend they wanted to be there wasn’t there.) Now they are at a sleep-over birthday party while James and I get to go out (Hah! Looks like you got a raw deal there Jennifer!)
We went to Family Jones distillery (right next to Root Down, not surprising since this is another LM enterprise.) So, this place makes their own spirits (and a bigger distillery with tasting room is in the works for…Loveland I think) and they are smooth.
The old fashioned was perfect. The food is small plates, salads and meat and cheese plates.
There aren’t too many tables, so you might want to make a reservation. The atmosphere is busy, with soft lights, plants on the walls and a view of the distillery equipment from any spot. There are tables, booths and a lounge area with shorter tables/chairs. The staff is excellent and the drinks and food are very good, and there’s even LM ice cream for dessert.