Yesterday was a long but fun day watching Olivia’s 4th & 5th grade team at the state AAU volleyball tournament. They didn’t fare too well, but it was a great experience for them. There are 8 Osage teams altogether in 4th thru 8th grade, and only 1 other of those teams qualified for state. So the girls were happy just to be there. (And Olivia takes every opportunity to remind her big sister that her team did not qualify for state, hee hee.) It’s interesting playing the larger schools, where it seems the girls pick one or maybe two sports, and play those all year round. In our little school that’s not the case. If you’re an athlete, you generally play 4 sports, one for each season. I think it makes for some well-rounded kids, even though it does get tricky for a few weeks where one sport overlaps into another.
So…onto some interesting links from around the blogosphere this week!
And finally Suzanne, aka The Farmers Wife shared a stunning photograph called Red Stepstool. While you’re there be sure to stay and browse a while. Her photographic record of forgotten and decaying farm structures is fascinating!
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I’ll note that the insurance I talked about in this post has changed somewhat since I wrote this. It’s gone up in price quite a bit.
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