Thursday, August 23, 2007

There and Here

If you saw a glow in the direction of New York, that would be my daughter. She is incredibly happy doing her zoo internship. I talked to her last night and she talked about the notes she's been taking--complete with labeled diagrams--and the drawings she's been making. Yesterday she worked sopping up rainwater from in front of the lemurs and wallabies. The wallabies weren't in (they might have been moved since it rained *incredibly* hard on Tuesday) but the lemurs watched her activity closely from the enclosure. It amuses her that her instructors aren't morning people either. I guess misery loves company. I don't think Marina was awake before 8AM the entire year, and here she is, getting up bright and early, lunch prepared and at the zoo by 7:45AM. I'm impressed. She is glad that the animals she would favor working with have a similar schedule to hers. The big cats aren't really up until noon since they tend to hunt at night.

In other news, Chase, Sierra and I enjoyed a meet and greet with the Tri-County Homeschoolers. It was nice to get together with new homeschoolers as well as homeschooling veterans I haven't seen in a while. I felt sorry that I didn't have Marina with me. There were a lot of teenagers there. It's hard to get them together once they become teenagers. They are usually off in all directions, pursuing their interests, taking classes at community colleges, or setting up businesses. They are the nicest group of young adults I've ever met.


B&B said...

Life at the zoo sounds wonderful. I love the mornings I'm awake enough to hang about outside with our parrots and ponies.

As for my President post, I believe you have a good point. I didn't write it, just re-posted it. I think I've spent too much of my life angry or irrate over things that shouldn't be but I can't change. I do still believe that we should support our troops, though.

Finding the Laughter...working on the Peace

B&B said...

Lol, we really need to go have coffee sometime. At the moment, my choice of place would be the Bronx Zoo, so you could show me around.

Have a great night and a wonderful tomorrow!


P.S. Did you see the 15 second video of my stud-muffins? Mad-eye is growing up!

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