Today is the 16th annual National Public Lands Day. Over 2,000 sites are hosting over 2,300 service projects on public lands across the nation. Projects will range from clearing out invasive weeds, planting trees, working on trails to restoring historical artifacts and even clerical work. Many sites are embracing the theme of water this year and are focusing on water restoration and management. Have nothing to do? Check out this link and participate near you.
Today is also Princess's 7th Birthday. Many friends and family are disappointed that I have
decided to forgo the annual Big Blow Out, but I just don't have it in me this year.I am sure the day will loom bright and clear of sky and all will say it would have been a perfect day to be in our backyard. Maybe next year peeps. This year we are spending the day in our favorite National Park just the three of us. If the weather is crummy, we will be eating pizza at our favorite movie theatre just the three of us. Princess will get a small party with her homeschool group next week. I will post pics of all we do in the next couple of days. This has been a year of great growth
for her. The little baby is no more. I will not dwell on that too much. There is no need, and I am far too busy enjoying the young girl she is now. It is not easy being the Homeschooling Mom of a Magical Fairy Princess such as ours...but it is the most important job I have ever had.
So let's make the world a prettier place today..go pick up some trash in honor of National Public Lands Day! Tell them Princess sent you. ;-)
If you love our National Parks as much as we do, please don't miss
Ken Burns, National Parks, America's Best Idea. on Sunday.
It looks like it's going to be fabulous!