We went to the Frazier Museum in Louisville, KY. It was a wonderful little discovery and was so glad that our co-op suggested it.
1. I am thankful for this fun field trip to ease us back into school.
2. I am thankful that we didn’t meet with too much traffic on the way there.
3. And I am thankful that construction didn’t hamper our travels too much.
4. I am thankful that it did not spit snow and sleet on us ALL the way home...only about half of the drive home (which totals about 1 hour 45 minutes).
5. I am thankful that the pile-up on the south-bound lane was not in the north-bound lane...not even with rubber-neckers. This doesn’t mean that I was GLAD for the south-ward traveling people…I was simply thankful that we were not the ones in the pile-up.
6. I am thankful for a new friend I made by saying I wanted to carpool and was assigned to ride with a woman I had never met (to be clear...I had seen her but had never met her). The co-op isn’t HUGE but it’s big enough that I don’t know most of the people…I am in a classroom with one woman and only know a handful of others. All this superfluous info to say: it was no surprise that I didn’t know her because I don’t know most of the moms (or kids) in the group. However I will say that through our discussion of when we'd lived and where we grew up, we discovered that we'd lived a few doors down from one another and that both she and her sister had been my babysitters when I was little (I actually didn't tell her that SHE was because I didn't want her to think I was calling her old...but I know that she was.) Small world, right?
7. I am thankful that this lovely little history museum had a great tie-in to our co-op studies. They had some A-MAZING suits of armor and other medieval “stuff” (I’m quite the word-smith, aren’t I? Don’t judge...I worked all day today, or yesterday as it will be when you are reading this, doing wedding flowers...again, I'm trying to get out in front of this blogging business.)
8. And I'm thankful that during our visit, when we went to see the historical interpreter who was speaking about (and as) Josephine (you know…of Napoleon fame) and she began by talking about the steamy (my words not her) Napoleon had written to her when he was “courting” her…I thought we’d made a mistake by deciding to watch the production. But all that to say, it appeared that Josephine noticed her young visitors and (possibly) changed her soliloquy to fit her audience….that being said, it turned out ok and I was THANKFUL…I wasn’t in the mood to answer two hours worth of questions about it on the way home.
9. I am thankful that the place where I met my new friend Jennifer and dropped off my car for the day…was just steps away from a Papa Murphy’s Pizza. I took that as a divine sign that I should get pizza for dinner…and who am I to argue with God?
10. So that meant that after a long, arduous day of field-tripping, I didn’t have to cook dinner. And, as you can probably guess, I was thankful for that too.