I’m drinking hot tea from my favorite Alaskan mug.
Thanks for the comments on my earlier post. Thankfully, I was able to sleep this afternoon on the couch. After putting my youngest and the older kids to bed, I turned the fan up to full-blast, cuddled up with a quilt and a feather pillow—and put my 5-yr-old on the other couch with strict orders not to make a peep! And, somehow an hour went by.
It was very relaxing.
It is so gorgeous outside today. There is a gentle breeze making my wind-chimes chime and the leaves rustle. It is bright and sunny, yet quite cool.
I took my 2 yr. old and the dog down to one of the ponds earlier and my son was so cute. I sat on a big rock and watched him throw rocks repeatedly. The dog chewed things and ran around like his feet were on fire. I want to make sure he gets LOTS of running time today!
Along with schooling, the kids and I “made the porch pretty” again. We swept and cleaned it, rearranged the rockers (they had made a tent on the porch yesterday), and picked little bouquets of my garden flowers. One bouquet is in an old, chipped tea-cup and the other is in an old creamer/pitcher (made by Homer Laughlin China Co.–remember, I love fiestaware, and the HLC co. makes Fiesta, too) We have pink roses left, and bright dark yellow mums, pansies, and others. They cheer me up.
Of course, my husband is at work today, but on SATURDAY all of us went for a walk together. Won’t you come along?
We are thinking about having a garage built, possibly next year. My husband and the boys pounded in some stakes to get an idea of how big it should be.
In these next two photos, 10-yr-old is fighting a war. He attacks bushes and trees like they are the enemy. He didn’t know I was watching him from the other side of the pond.
Sister, watching her brothers. Wonder what she’s thinking?
Walking hand in hand. Helping little brother. One’s got bare feet–and the shoes were left behind on the trail, to pick up later.
A perfect photo of little boy’s profile. I’m sure I could print it and cut it out, trace it on black paper, and cut that out to make his shadow-profile. We have to watch this boy carefully on our walks because he likes to slip away and go back home when we’re not looking.
No rest for the weary:
The children with their find: feathers. They see things through eyes of wonder. . . .and just soak up life.
Our son said, “Do we have to go back home already? We just got here!” So, we sat down to let them play and explore just a little bit longer.
I got a letter in the mail from mymeanderings yesterday, and in it was this quote:
“They learn more in three days in the woods than in three weeks in
the classroom.” Ronald M. Fisher
And, this one is from my latest issue of Country Living magazine:
“I am rich today with autumn’s gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold. . .
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!” Gladys Harp