While I was away, we finished our school year! That makes three and a half years of homeschooling for us. It feels great. For our last day of school we visited the botanical garden, ate lunch at a downtown restaurant, and watched the BBC’s “The Wind in the Willows” which we had just finished listening to on Audible. (I read the first two-thirds out loud, but got it on Audible so we could listen to the rest on a few long car rides and while we did handwork!)
The garden is growing. In addition to the two 4′ X 4′ gardens, I added some steel buckets. My favorite thing right now is going out to water in the morning and having Wigeon ask, “Can I have some peas?” I am happy to oblige, and after unzipping the pod, I love to gaze down at her small fingers picking out the peas so carefully to pop in her mouth. It is pure sweetness.
When school ends, I feel an overwhelming urge to clean the house out. We have gone through all clothes and drawers to determine what to keep and what to give away. I also decided to overhaul our book collection. I gathered every single book in our house (minus the ones I keep for homeschooling which are nicely organized in my “school cupboards”) and I lined them up in color order on our bookshelves. I love it! I’ve been keeping books organized by genre my entire life, but this is so fun and it truly (and amazingly) seems easy to find them. I’ve decided these bookshelves are going to be our book limit. If it doesn’t fit on the shelf, it isn’t kept. At least that’s what I envision.
What have you been up to?