Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
I have been very busy exploring, like a spring frog leaping from lily pad to lily pad and taking a look around at each stop. My lily pads are websites on the Internet. I began with one intention, then got sidelined here, and distracted there and enthralled with this and that. Does anyone else still marvel at the wonder, the enormity and variety of the Internet? It’s amazing to find so much talent, beauty, creativity, and humor all available from a comfy chair. I like farm-flavored blogs with cute animals and garden tales. I like farmers that cook and bake and share recipes. I like mom flavored blogs with tales from the front, humor, encouragement and the whole parenting scene. I like home school blogs and children’s literary sites; they humble and inspire me. There are some incredibly organized, disciplined and talented home schooling families out there.
Okay. We’ve had a rough 24 hours here at Garage Mahal, and I need to get out of the comfy chair, assess the damages, clean-up, and come up with a new game plan. But, before I face my reality, here are some of the places I have been escaping to: For awesome links, articles and all things related to children’s literature please visit Chicken Spaghetti. I find great resources for life, school and amusement at Chicken Spaghetti. Go there and have a look around. This morning I also was delighted to light upon Jan Brett’s homepage. She’s a wonderful children’s author and illustrator. I love her illustrations for the book “The Owl and the Pussycat.” Her website very generously offers her illustrations for use as coloring pages. They are fanciful and fun. Some time this weekend I hope to decorate my own cowgirl boots, thanks to Jan Brett.