1) We had two beautiful days here in Augusta this week. Considering it is the worst part of the summer, we got pretty lucky to find two whole days that were almost bearable to be outside. So we went for a bike ride and picnic one of those days!
2) My mom got me a bird feeder for my birthday. It took about a week for the bird-word to get out, but starting yesterday, we've got regular visitors! Our black cat Mona is now glued to the window sill which looks out onto the bird feeder....cat TV!
3) School will be starting on Monday for us, so we've been taking it easy this week. We even shared a chair massage at the mall the other day. The kids really enjoyed it!
4) Yesterday (Aug 1st) was my birthday and I treated myself to a hair cut. It's shorter and has a lot of layers. I also got two new logic puzzles from my kids, and Ginny dressed up my Build-A-Bear in a fancy outfit. She's also holding a birthday cupcake! JP took me out to a parent's only dinner. It was a very nice day!
5) Here's something I found in my wanderings around the internet this week...Mirror Readoku! This link gives you some more information about this type of Sudoku. And MirrorRead.com has a couple more puzzles to try. I didn't have too much trouble solving these, except that I decided to write my numbers backwards as I solved and my backwards 6's kept looking like curly 2's. That's a little confusing! So if the standard Sudoku seems a little dry these days, give the Mirror Readoku a try! It'll put your brain into a spin!
6) Last (but not least!) Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Back to School sale on Aug 4th and 5th. This is a fantastic time to stock up on resources to enhance your school year. You can find all kinds of things to excite your students minds, including games and activities, art and science projects, puzzles and mind benders, classroom organizers and decor, and even complete curricula by grade and subject! My entire store will be on sale at 20% off. TpT is offering an additional discount with the Promo Code BTS14 for a total of 28% off at checkout! Don't forget to check that out on Monday!
Have a great weekend!