Weekly Nutshell

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I’ve always liked the expression, “in a nutshell”. With that in mind, here is Happy Heart’s week, in a nutshell:

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Marcus spent some play time, a couple hours here, a couple hours there, connecting with his 2 best friends on Skype and Minecraft. These 2 boys once lived here in Lima, Peru, with their families, but now one lives in New York and the other lives in Argentina.

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On Tuesday I pulled the 3 of us out of our muggy apartment for a walk through the park. I really need to make this a daily habit to break up the monotony that has become our life. Let’s just say that living in a foreign country is not always as adventurous as it sounds. Our first experience living in Peru, over 9 years ago, when Marcus was 2 and 3-years old, was full of excitement and adventure. This go around, not so much. Not by a long shot. Let’s just say we currently lead a much quieter life than I would prefer. We’re rather isolated here.

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Luckily, we are moving back to the states at the end of February and in March my husband and I are going on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 23rd anniversary. This week I spent some fun time going over the shore excursions for Greece, Turkey and Italy. 🙂 Oh, this picture is of the blossoms on the tree, which are falling all over the park grass and sidewalks and which we tracked into our apartment.

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Thursday was fun as the kids and I took a taxi to another expat family’s house for a pool party. It’s summer here in Peru which means even the American kids who attend the international school are out on a break, although they will be back in school later this month to keep to a North-American school calendar. So, needless to say we did not accomplish as much school work this week as I would’ve liked, and next week is girls camp.

However, Marcus and I finished reading an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. He really enjoyed the story. Next week we are starting our, Around the World in 80 Days geography unit. Yay!

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