Apples! We're going to pick some apples! When Miss Char got home from school the other day and there were pumpkin pies baking, she said that she wants to help make pies next time. She's 15 years old, and shh, not always enthusiastic about things, so of course, we are going to make this happen!
She got up this morning, got ready, left for school, then lo and behold, a call from the superintendent: a water main break at the school, so virtual school today. Virtual school, no fair! Those poor mamas who are also teachers and have their own children home from school today! Back in the day, it would just be a free day off! But it was still fun and exciting to have the bus bring Charlotte Claire back home, after a half hour ride.
Once way back when, it was terribly snowy out there, low visibility, windy...several kids got on the bus, the bus got to the end of the road, then school was cancelled, the buses were struggling, so it turned around and brought them back home, so much fun. I wish I could have saved us all the trouble of getting up and getting ready, but still, it was fun, and back then, no virtual.
Our pot pies were mmmm good, not beautiful but so fragrant and flaky and filling, very satisfying.