Thursday, January 24, 2008

Everyday Life 30 :: 18

Thankful Thursday...

I am going to keep this short and sweet today. I want to immerse myself in domesticity and being with my children. My head also happens to be buzzing with gratitude and revelations about life, the universe and everything, so I will just jot a few things down, before I make lunch.

#1 We received an amazing package from Infinity More Monkeys and wow! I am speechless. Jennifer is going to appreciate this magic timing, because she always recognizes when we are in sync: William has been reading "Phantom Tollbooth" to Max! I love my earrings. My friend, Anne, has told me several times about altered books, and it's something we have been meaning to try together. And Maria loves to put on her vest, "Just like Max's," all by herself. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

#2 We are a home schooling family. We love it. I have been quiet and reserved about the subject, because, believe it or not, I am quiet and reserved. Today I saw a school friend and we talked about the school we left and all that we are (not) missing. Thank God we took action. I could not be happier with our decision to take matters into our own capable hands. Part of me wants to go into great detail about the disappointments and reasons that we felt compelled to make the change... I think it would be therapeutic for me to purge. But for now I will accentuate the positive... We miss friends and teachers and families, and I plan to maintain those relationships, but as for the rest, we are managing very well without, thank you.

#3 It rained last night, very hard and long. It rained with wind, and a chill. We built a fire, ate a delicious dinner, then we cleaned the kitchen and sat together in front of the fire. The fire crackled and popped, and snug together, with pillows and quilts, we listened as William read aloud from the "Phantom Tollbooth." Almost perfect. Soon Geoff will be free to spend evenings at home and life will be even sweeter.


Jennifer said...

Hurray! I am SO delighted that the package made it and that it made you smile. I am now just completely and utterly trusting the greater forces in the universe -- I had a *feeling* that Phantom Tollbooth was one your boys would know, that books would be read aloud one to another, and then that makes a great introduction to Alberic (once you already have faith in Juster). I still haven't rounded up the items that escaped the first box, but will get those off to you soon (just little, little somethings). Happy Friday!

Lesley said...

I'm just so full of admiration for your role as a homeschooler. I could not envisage myself being able to do all that. The patience you must have; the organisation! I think it's brilliant.

village mama said...

Rain's cleansing qualities can affect us to the core in such a magical way, can't it?!

Happy Weekend to you and yours.