So a little update on life around here. We had a simple Michaelmas. We made our candle, designed by Michael and we light it every evening. Certainly, the light of Saint Michael's sword has been shining and pointing out the dragons I need to slay, as evidenced in the above experience.
In an effort to keep my sanity in motherhood and home school, we occasionally take a mud pie day off, or a time to clean the house day. It's similar to a teachers prep day at school, a break to prepare or cut loose! On this day the boys made a whole mud city with a bridge, castle, moat and a whole story that went with it. They were fascinated by the way the water flowed around it. They played this for hours and who was I to argue with such creative play. They loved it. I loved it and took the extra time for inner work.
We've been enjoying the last of the garden. The Morning Glories we planted in honor of my Gramma, are spectacular. We also made a tepee and planted beans and peas awhile ago. We wanted to see how far they might climb before it gets too cold. Not too far at the moment. We're excited to plant around it next Spring.
I'm enjoying home school so much more now. For some time Michael had been floundering in reading and started to dislike it. This year we began a reading program called, All About Reading, and it's been like a magic elixir to the problem. Michael is improving now by leaps and bounds, gaining confidence and enjoying it. It's so wonderful to see.
Owen is excited to do his bit of "school" too. So much so that he motivates me to get going in the morning. I love his infectious enthusiasm. Both the boys are beyond excited about Halloween of course. Owen has been making little scarecrows all over the house & outside.
In my shop, I've mostly been working on Fall items. Here are a few.
Well, if you're still with me friends, thank you! What have you been up to lately?
Until next time...