We've settled in to a good summer rhythm. The baby is much easier to parent when we are able to stay home. The daily routine is slow, with good books, long walks, and evening movies. I'm finally making my way through the Lord of the Rings movies with the family - not my thing, but the company is good. The school plans for next year are forming in my mind - we're (gasp) dropping a lot of workbooks in favor of actual content this year - so unlike me! My internet connection has been temperamental lately so I'm not online much, at least not actively.
I did want to stop in and say thank you for the comments and prayers for my grandmother. A couple of years ago, inspired by a worksheet in Story of the World we interviewed her and the project grew into a novel, written by my daughter. I have pages of notes and a few precious movie clips of these interviews which I've been able to share with the rest of the family. Stories of little girls shoveling piles of dirt out of the attic before it collapses, hurrying through the cotton rows so they could listen to their favorite radio program. And the bigger story of a woman who kept her sense of humor and joy through some very rough times. Do this, if you can. It was the very best lesson we completed in all our years of homeschooling. I'm planning on repeating it with my own parents this next school year.
I'm not sure how much I'll be here this summer so I'll wish you a good one now, friends!