Part of my sorting to get ready for this craft and hobby retreat is going through all my kids' school stuff. I must've found 20 of those composition books with the hard covers the teachers tell you your kid must have. Only two of them were completely filled. So I cut out the filled pages and bound them together to make them less bulky. But now I have all these composition books with partial pages and it seems a waste. I can't bring myself to throw them out, even though I handwrite very little in my life and my kids compose everything for their school on the computer. I will have to start offering them up to people who use journals and such. I'll stand in line at the grocery store and offer them to strangers. I'll stalk the school supply aisle and push them on unsuspecting kids. When I pack leftovers for people, I'll throw in a half-used composition book. I'll leave them on random car windshields under the wiper, then dash when the car alarm goes off.
The cats are really funny to watch go out into the snow. The last snow days we had I let Milo out and he disappeared for the whole day. I called him, but he didn't come. Then I noticed his footprints were still in the snow and I followed them. They went out to the street (we don't have sidewalks in my neighborhood) and wound into my neighbor's drive way. Then they went down her driveway and into the hedges between her house and the neighbor next to her. I called him and he came out all sleepy and toasty. He apparently wasn't willing to walk back home in the mess.
So there ya go. The kids are home, but I'm still getting ready for craft and hobby retreat at our church. It's still a go; there are some desperate ladies out there wanting their retreat weekend (me included); we're kinda like the postal service that way. Have crafts, will travel.