I sat down intending to write a summary of Pintail’s fiber block, but there is just something calling me to record some of the wonderful things that have been going on in our lives lately.
First, Teal learned how to tie a quilt. Tying a quilt is wonderful, but even more wonderful is having a sisterhood in our church community that allows and encourages the young women to learn handwork skills and homemaking skills from the older women.
Second, I have absolutely loved Pintail’s Waldorf third grade. It fits him so well and is so enjoyable for me! Every block has been terrific and the hands on nature and practicality of it all fits his development so well. We spent a lovely morning at the local botanical garden just a few days ago and it was wonderful! We have also got our garden in and Pintail is in charge of its care taking.
Third, I have been feeling more successful and on-top of all things pertaining to housework. It’s still a constant struggle to home school, feed everyone healthy meals and snacks, and keep the house tidy, but I have been approaching my tasks with more focus and love and trying to manage the older kids’ duties while including Wigeon in everything I can. I got some great ideas about managing a home from the book Large Family Logistics that I saw mentioned on the Little Home Blessings blog. The book is very Christian in nature and I like how the author starts out by examining the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31. Who wouldn’t want to be that woman?! Some phrases in the book have stuck with me as I try to manage everything. “Inspect what you expect.” “Don’t lay it down, put it away.”
What wonderful things have you been experiencing lately?