“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland
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:
- Stagecoach Mary :: Ever heard of her? I hadn’t – but she is the definition of bold!
- 9 Important Strategies for Raising Children in a World of Technology :: This isn’t how we do it all, but I agree that these are conversations we need to have because we’re pioneers in parenting kids in an age of technology.
- 21 Surprising Parenting Tips :: Some good ideas here, especially for teeny tinies.
- 18 Hilarious Doorbell Notes :: Remember the days (or maybe you’re still living them) when you FINALLY got the baby down for a nap and then someone rang the doorbell?
- Dog rides Seattle bus to get to the park :: Cute story!
right here at home:
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.