Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This Week

Outside my window...I"m watching the squirrels busily digging in the yard, frantically getting ready for winter. One watched me from the neighbor's tree today as I was walking to our backyard. With a large nut crammed into his mouth, he still managed to chatter a loud warning. I'm pretty sure he was saying some fairly unflattering things about me. Joke's on him. I saw where he buried the nut!

I am thinking... about how nice it is to have a child who sees beauty everywhere. Bess brought me this "beautiful bouquet of flowers". And when I put the weeds into their "vase", they did look lovely in the kitchen window.
I am thankful...for cold weather.These Midwestern summers are unbearable. With the amount of humidity we have, I'm sure the next step in our human evolution will be the addition of gills. So glad for a reprieve for a few months.

In the kitchen...baking tons of bread, and making paninis. Our panini maker was a good purchase. With a new baby keeping me busy, it helps to have a way for the kids to make a meal for themselves.

I am creating...a Brisbane pattern scarf for my five year old son. It feels great to knit again!

We are reading...Charlotte's Web by E.B.White

I am reading...Homeward Bound:Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

I am looking forward to...Halloween! Jack o' Lanterns, roasted pumpkin seeds, and trick or treating with my children. It never gets old. This holiday feels timeless. Old fashioned yet new at the same time. My kids swear I laugh in the same places every year when we watch It's the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown. And they're probably right. I'm sorry, but Snoopy howling and crying at WWI songs is still hilarious!

Around the house...I'm preparing to clean closets. Well, mentally preparing. I'm not sure how much I can get accomplished with a three month old.

In Our Homeschool...We're taking the week off. I'd scheduled a break for this week, and we certainly need it. Time for a few Halloween crafts!

Have a great week, and a Happy Halloween!

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