Okay, germs this time of year? Not. Cool. We have 3 1/2 more days of school, and my kids really need to be there! Some of them, I think, still have some tests to take care of. Half of them have colds, and one of them was really not feeling well today (no sore throat, but I keep asking, because he seems streppish otherwise). I took those who were feeling mostly okay (ie the ones who did not stay up all last night on a campout) to a Shakespeare performance in the park. The group is doing performances in a number of towns around here, but this one was in St. Anthony, which I've only ever driven through on the way to the sand dunes. The park--ai yai! It's built RIGHT on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River, and yikes, that is an awfully large and deep and cold and fast-moving river to have next to a park! People (even college students) have drowned in that river before. It's very scenic, though! The kids ended up just playing on the playground while I drew, because the river and the wind were too loud and you actually couldn't hear a word of the play. The actors seemed to know their lines and do a good job, from what we could see, though. Hopefully the rest of their performances will be heard (they are indoors from here on out, so I think they'll be okay). The fun thing, though, was that a kid crept over to watch what I was doing. His mom told him it was okay to speak up and ask me about it (he was shy), and it turned out that he also had a notebook and was drawing. He was about ten, and quite good. The funny thing was, his mom was one of the people we met at the university dinner the other night, one of the ones who had been in Germany when we were. So we had a nice time drawing and comparing notes on the difficulty of drawing moving, living, changing things.
All in all, a nice day, but we are very tired and I really, really, really hope that everyone wakes up feeling better than they did today!!
ETA: Here's someone's photo of the river as it runs along the park: http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/60393631.jpg