She wants to be in the red room too.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I think there were more yellow flowers than she could comprehend. We camped for the weekend and then came back to start school on monday. It is a new year of sorts for mamas. I have a lot of work to do at school this week, but next week I'm considering some new routines, the library, bike rides on the Huckleberry, a new photography class. I'm looking longingly at my knitting needles.
The nights are dipping into the forties, but the days are hot. I love the long slow fall into winter. I get quite the thrill thinking about cooking beans in the crock pot.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I've been working on many things to help start the school year, and now my head hurts and I can't turn my head to the left. It is just stress, and I'm really ready to let it go. I'm ready to knit.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This is the last week of summer. Next monday we'll head back to school, the fouth grade and another year of kindergarten.
We are going to make one quick trip to the woods for a little camping before fall starts to settle in around us. Woods with wild ponies, blackberries, a big campfire, and quiet nights.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
We were a block away from home when we spotted this and jumped out of the car.
John had a great birthday. He was surprised by 22 kids and their families at the lake. We swam, played, and ate watermelon and ice cream sandwiches.
He said, "This is amazing".
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I took Ruby to the lake today, and she spent most of the time crouching down in the water and jumping up as high as she can. I asked her what she was doing and she replied over and over, 'jumping for joy".
We should all take a few more cues from three year olds.
John needs to bring his lunch and snack in separate bags this year, so I think the snacks will be traveling in this little washable robot bag. I also ordered a couple of bamboo sporks and have plans for making a pile of cloth napkins.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
We are home from four days of a music festival up on the mountain in beautiful Floyd, Virginia. I slept on a yoga mat in the woods for three nights, and it might be the year to invest in something more comfortable. On saturday night when I went to bed the ground was still vibrating with music, and I heard it didn't stop until four am. I still haven't declared a "favorite" for the weekend. Yonder Mountain String Band. Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Old Crow Medicine Show. Too many to count really. It was a beautiful summer weekend with shooting stars, fireworks, thunderstorms, Dark Star Stout, friends, fiddles, banjos, dancing, and happy kids.