Out my window: our neighbor’s vegetable garden is flourishing. I miss our raspberries.
In the kitchen: my dad and I did some meal planning. This week for us: fajitas; great green pasta; pork loin medallions with a rub and black beans, avocado, and corn salad; and grilled portabellas.
In the schoolroom: organization. This week I am printing up our art prints (I get these from Ambleside online), booklists, and organizing our shelves. Last week I had a few hours with the computer and my books and was able to pull together our first semester’s plan for science, writing, and history.
I’m reading: Simplicity Parenting, Charlotte Mason’s Original Home Education (Vol 3), and Emma.
On the needles: The red sweater is two rows from coming off the needles (minus sleeves). I think I am stalling because I’m afraid it won’t fit.
On my mind: the value of work. My parents moved into this pretty patio-home community seven years ago, and they have lots of space– but not a lot of work. Good for them. Not so good for children who need work. I want to find some routine jobs each of us can be responsible for, but it’s a delicate balance between seeing work around me and suggesting that my parents haven’t been keeping up.
Grateful for: my parents’ generosity. A date with Sam & friends. Regular meetings with the “outreach committee” at church. While I’m not a big fan of committees (especially if I have to be on them), these meetings are good for reminding me frequently to think about going outside our church body for ministry. Last week in the mountains: a hike, recovering from my virus, ice skating, flowers, the smell of the mountains.