Week-end: links & life {vol. 9}

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland

fleece pjs

Once upon a time, I loved winter, and even fantasized about moving somewhere colder and snowier. The first year I worked at a preschool and had carpool duty was the turning point for me; now living somewhere further north makes me shiver to even think about. So I’m eager for spring! Despite the cold, I saw cherry trees blooming last week, and my irises are beginning to pop out of the ground, so there’s hope! Until then, I’ll bundle up, drink even more hot tea than usual, and consider wearing these fleecy “Ho Ho Ho” pants until spring.

from around the web:

On the blog this week (in case you missed ’em):
About my readers + what to expect in 2015
Georgia Aquarium Homeschool Program: Field Trip

right here at home:

Lindsey 20th bday cake
Last Saturday, Lindsey turned 20!


We celebrated with her favorite kind of birthday cake (white cake with chocolate icing) and a whole bunch of candles.

My first StitchFix arrived this week; I’ll tell you all about it soon so you can see if it’s something you’d like to try for yourself. It feels a bit like Christmas opening the box with all the surprise goodies. Of course they are goodies I’ll have to pay for if I keep, so not exactly like Christmas. Anyway, kinda fun!

This week our homeschool enrichment classes started back, and I think I’ve finally got my brain wrapped around the way I want to do the not-workboxes for Scout starting next week. When I can explain it in a way that makes sense, I’ll tell you about that, too. Especially if it works like I’m hoping.


Linking up with my friends Kris and Mary.