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~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sick Day

Today I let my daughter play hooky from school.  She really was sick, but probably not so sick that she couldn't have gone to school.  I could tell by the way she was barely able to squeak out the words, "Mom, I don't feel good" that she'd caught the head cold I had a week ago.  Her grades are excellent, so I opted to let her have a day of R&R.  

Her sick day turned into kind of an adventure day, but I think she benefited from the break from her daily routine and some extra spoiling. When I got off work, we decided to make a quick trip to Salt Lake City to visit a new museum, The Leonardo. It was Groupon's Deal of the Day yesterday, and I'd wanted to check it out.  Our visit was spur of the moment, and I hadn't actually purchased the Groupon offer.  When we got there, the very friendly staff let me buy the deal on my phone, waited until I received my confirmation email, then scanned my ticket code directly from my phone.  Technology!  What did we ever do without it?

The museum was great.  Gillian's favorite part was the interactive multi-media section, and I loved the photography exhibition called This Light is Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement.  If you get a chance to see it, I highly   recommend it, as it will be showing across the U.S. for the next five years. 
Gillian making a virtual painting.
After the museum, we went to one of my favorite parts of Salt Lake, 9th and 9th, and ate at one of mine and Mike's favorite restaurants, the Thai Noodle House.  It was Gillian's first time having Thai noodles, which she rated as a two thumbs up experience.  

It was a fun evening, spent with people I love and would rather spend time with over anyone else.  Gillian is still sick though!  She might need to stay home and recuperate tomorrow...
Gillian working on a writing assignment during the drive to SLC.
My two favorite people.


  1. She's a lovely girl, Keicha. And I think she benefited from staying home, not to mention the fact that she didn't infect anybody else with her cold. Sometimes I have to remind myself about the wisdom of staying home.

  2. Thai noodles had to good for her cold. Gillian is such a good student, so it doesn't hurt her to miss a day when she isn't on top of her game.

    I love that you encourage her artistic bent. XO

  3. It's a good idea to not let school get in the way of an eduction. The experience of the museum, on a weekday without hoards of kids, probably taught her more than sitting in a classroom. You've only got so much time to make memories with your kids when they are young. It's great that you're taking advantage of those opportunities.

  4. I hope that Gillian gets to feeling better.
    It sounds like the three of you had a lovely day.
    I especially like the last photo and caption.
    Hugs and smiles,


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