Each Friday I try to gather up little bits of joy from the week and share them here. It’s been another trying week, hasn’t it? I almost want to go out on a limb and say that this has been the longest week ever, but then I’d worry about jinxing things! And still – there have been a few bright spots this week.
We’re wrapping up our 18th week of homeschooling! We haven’t been perfect, but we’re learning more discipline every day – all of us! On my agenda today: lots of reading and baking oatmeal raisin cookies. Sounds like a delicious end to our school week.
I recently learned that you can subscribe to The New York Times Crossword Puzzle. Friends, this has been a welcome addition to my morning. I do a quick pass through it while the kids are eating breakfast. I sit down with coffee for a second look after we get home from taking Colton to his treatment center and the kids are having a morning snack (we live like hobbits and it’s awesome). Then when Matthew wakes up (he works nights and sleeps in a bit during the week), he takes a pass at it. And then we work on it together… sometimes all throughout the day! It’s been fun to have something we can work on together that’s not related to feeding everyone or cleaning.
Gretchen recently reminded me to watch the recent American Masters episode on Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was fascinating. Wilder’s life was so much more traumatic and difficult than what’s portrayed in her books. They had historians and writers who talked about the reality of her difficulties and parsed the racism portrayed throughout the series. It feels like I have a much more well-rounded view of LIW thanks to the time spent with the documentary.
Earlier this week I mentioned that I started watching All Creatures Great and Small on Masterpiece last Sunday. It was exactly what I needed last week and I’m anxiously awaiting the second installment this Sunday!
Okay, friends. That’s it from me this week. I hope your weekend is quiet, refreshing, and full of the things you love!