For about a week life has gone by in its usual way, a bit of this, a bit of that...lots of library books, The Life of Mammals series, art play and science play and math play and outdoor play, giggly conversations and heartfelt ones, elaborate fruit salads and egg drop soup made by the girls, Sylvia's first lost baby tooth and a tooth pillow sewn together by sisters....
If you cross your arms across your chest properly and then grasp each end of a piece of yarn or string, then slide your arms apart without losing hold of the string...tada! a tri-fold knot.
Anyway, that was the speed of our days, then we prepared for our usual type of Tuesday-in-town (run errands, have lunch, homeschool class at the nature center, hang out with friends, long drive home). However, on the drive in to town we got side-tracked. As we were about to drive by the Wisconsin River, I suddenly pulled over. This particular length of the river is a popular gathering spot for bald eagles at this time of year. I thought we might park for a few minutes to see if we could spot any. Would you like to walk down to the river for a few minutes? OK.
happiness by the river
Shall we drive a little further down the river? YES!
'eaglets' flying across the walking bridge
four perched eagles
my happy 'eaglets'
Three hours from the time I had 'pulled over for a few minutes' we realized that we had better skedaddle if we were going to meet up with friends at the nature center class. We were chilled and invigorated and ready to thank the eagles and say goodbye. We ate snacks on the way, and were only a few minutes late :).
Don't you love inspired diversions? Do you get side-tracked for hours at a time, only to find out it was better than anything you could have planned?
I am grateful for a magical, thrilling day, and for the freedom to follow our noses, our toes, and our wings, as the inspiration finds us.