I have a list of about five different posts I would like to work on, but the days are flying by without the extra hours to put in at the computer.
This morning my little guy cried out around 4am. Soon after the early morning light filled my room and a chorus of bird song rang out to herald the day. After shutting the windows and fully closing the shades I finally gave up and descended the stairs to sit with the laptop so I'm catching up on blog reading and even leaving some comments. Blogger is not liking my TypePad ID, however, thus half of the comments I tried to leave evaporated or went to moderation without telling me! Argh!
Outside my window . . .
What's that? Sun? Can we come out of the ark now?
Around the house . . .
Messes here, messes there. Looking up from the laptop I see: a large pirate flag, a frog princess ballet costume, a tub of Legos, piles and piles of books, a Little Red Riding Hood cape, and a maze of wooden train tracks. And ants.
In the kitchen . . .
Last night's Grilled Chicken with Rotini Pasta, Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, and Goat Cheese deserved a glass of white wine to go with it. Too bad we were out. Oh, and I finally made a new batch of granola. Yum.
Homeschooling . . .
Three days a week all summer until it's done. (Did we take that many breaks or bite off more than we could chew?) (Or both?) I was going to publish a Curriculum Hits & Misses post, but changed my mind. We are at a crossroads in our journey and I am finally willing to quit being such a DIY renegade and submit to a paid professional. Although someone spied me spending a chuck of time at the Seton booth (and was rooting for me to come over to her side), in the end I decided to keep it classical and go with St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. I am at peace.
Last week . . .
Four lovely days with my mother and sister visiting from Oklahoma! A ballet recital, orchestra concert, homeschool group showcase, swimming at the motel pool, dinner out in a real sit-down restaurant; a very full weekend!
Plans for today . . .
Make hay while the sun shines! Clean out the bird feeders, supervise some schoolwork, go to Target for travel and Father's Day supplies.
Plans for the rest of the week . . .
First Lego Robotics club meeting here at our house tomorrow. The annual arts festival in town takes place this weekend (this is the venue for the photography contest too). Father's Day on Sunday!
Plans for next week . . .
Buy pointe and tap shoes, pack, exchange cash for Euros, then fly off with my eldest and the MacPhail Suzuki Department to Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Prague, Salzburg, Neuschwanstein, Munich, and home. Seriously! Be sure to stop by in July to see my travelogue.
Photos from the week . . . (however incomplete a record they may be)
Crescendo Piano Gala @MacPhail
(I didn't get a photo of the Snow White dwarf costume from technique class)
Homeschool Showcase - Pachelbel Trio