Outside My Window
Darkness and quiet…and Aaron smoking his pipe.
I am Listening to
Crickets in the cooling night air.
I am wearing
Yellow pajamas. The same butter-cream as my kitchen. Mmm. Butter.
I’m thankful for
Divine Liturgy tonight for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross…although difficult child-wise, beautiful.
The Public Library….go Ben Franklin.
Supportive and encouraging homeschooling families/mamas around us.
I am Reading
Not much this week….it’s a busy one thus far.
Toward Real Education
Karate lessons begin tomorrow. Body control is a good thing to learn for a 7 yo boy :) Ki-yah!
Ancient China week….lots of books laying around. And rice cakes.
Towards Rhythm and Beauty
Flannel sheets adorn the beds, although here they’re really unnecessary…it’s just a coziness factor.
Come to breakfast dressed and bed made. Ma will serve you up a nice plate of something yummy. The habit is yet to be formed but progress is steady — hunger is a motivator!
Aiming to walk slowly and intentionally. Basking in today. Avoiding the pit of the stomach feeling at the end of the day…”where did today go? did I play with anyone? laugh heartily? give an unsolicited hug? close my eyes and breathe in?”
Around the House
Pumpkins have been sighted on mantles and shelves. Leaves of autumnal hues have begun to find their way indoors! Apple spice pecan bread wafts from the oven. O Mid-September! (Yes, the laundry piles still abound — a yummy smelling kitchen does not necessitate an immaculate house, phew!)
From the Kitchen
Darkness, an empty sink and a lonely half finished jigsaw puzzle on the counter. It is sleeping. Shh.
One of My Favorite Things
Morning cuddles, goodbye kisses, and “bayah dada” from Emelia to Aaron.
A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week
Karate begins, Nature study/hike Thursday, park day Friday with St Theophan. Maybe a mini date night with my man…?