On Fridays I share a few pictures and thoughts from the week. Today will be short and sweet because it’s been a busy week and I haven’t taken too many snapshots. But the banner picture shows a heron that’s been hanging around the last few weeks and I finally managed to whip out my camera to capture it!
Week 7 of Blackberry Bluff School is in the books! I don’t want to jinx it because we still have to get through today, but it’s been our best week so far. There’s a reason why schools are in session during the darker days of fall and winter and on vacation during the summers! There’s such a strong pull to be outside with unstructured play during those sunny and warm days, but lately we’ve been naturally ready to head back inside after a shorter time of outside play, gathering around the table with a big plate of snacks, and leaning towards a stack of books.
Yesterday was very hard. I had an unpleasant interaction with Bug’s bus monitor that left me crying all morning. So I’ll be taking him to his day center for the foreseeable future rather than putting him on the bus, which means nearly two hours a day in the van. But some people shouldn’t be working with kids with special needs and I’ll get Bug where he needs to go until it all gets sorted out.
So this week I really need to find some…
I saw an advertisement for this movie last night. It’s a new version of The Witches! Bear is going to be over the moon. We read the book this summer and then he became addicted to the movie from 1990 with Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch. I can’t wait to see Anne Hathaway as the new Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer as the Grandmother! How fun does this look?! It starts streaming on 10/22 – that will be a popcorn and hot chocolate night, for sure!
Did you see that Andrea Mowry released a new version of the Spark Cardigan – a Sparky Pullover (this is the instagram link and is safe if you’re a person who is experiencing difficulties with the new Ravelry website). It has pockets! I prefer cardigans to pullovers because they work better with the shape of my body, but… pockets always pique my attention, especially since I tend to wear leggings instead of jeans these days and never have a place to put my phone! And the linen dress she’s wearing in her photoshoot makes me want to start sewing garments, which you know I can’t do. So boo.
These are all books that I have at my fingertips and that’s good news in itself. Isn’t it a beautiful assortment? I’m hoping that my reading life is much stronger this week — if it’s not, then I can’t blame the books!
Tonight I’m eschewing The Gilmore Girls for Netflix’s version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I don’t recommend it to anyone because it’s super dark and strange, but I love the costumes and sets so I will indulge in this Halloween-y guilty pleasure while handsewing hundreds of hexies. I hope you all have a lovely Friday and if you have any good news to share, I could sure use it!