Friday, March 4, 2016

These days...

These days, I'm -

Looking: out my window onto my garden and neighborhood covered in a light snow fall; hoping it doesn't stick or freeze my bulbs! 
Listening: to Levi play with legos while he blasts Brian's old high school/college band music. He recently re-discovered them and they have been playing ever since.
Drinking: my coffee mixed with a spoonful of a homemade cocoa mix one of my students gave me for Christmas (and now I'm going to have to figure out how to make some of my own!)
Smelling: a mandarin lavender candle, which has been lit almost all winter long here in the Kettle
Feeling: excited that my sister and her husband will be moving into our apartment house!
Wearing: the fleece robe that I pretty much wear in the house all winter. It has a big hood, which of course I utilize, so Brian refers to me as his Jedi wife. 
Creating: master seasonal/monthly plans by combining my seasonal lists with many new ideas gleaned from "The Life Giving Home" by Sally and Sarah Clarkson.
Reading: "The Charlotte Mason Companion", "Pride and Prejudice" (with Brian) and "The Scent of Water" by Elizabeth Goudge (new favorite author!), the gospel of Mark...and piles of children's poetry and literature.
Learning: how to be a better steward of our resources. My brother is leading our extended family through Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" $$$ ;)
Finding: so many literary treasures in my Nana's book room recently
Cooking: lots of quiche recently
Baking: Gaia Cookies
Loving: our weekly homeschool co-op; the support and collaboration; a smart and happy group of kids engaged with good art, music and stories. 
Teaching: my art students; Picasso collages inspired by "The Three Musicians", fantasy creature collages inspired by Eric Carle and collagraph printmaking.
Hoping: to solidify my plan for Levi's kindergarten books and resources for next year.
Giving Thanks: for this Lenten season and signs of spring, despite the recent snowfall. The earth is waking up, new life is on it's way!


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  2. you're welcome! :) Man, I'm having such a hard time finding time, but I'm trying. Hope you are well!


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