Outside my window... pine needles and cedar flags litter the pavement. The pumpkin is starting to turn orange. The tomato plants are making a desperate last bid to produce something that will change my mind about pulling them out. The pepper plants finally have presented me with a teeny tiny little red pepper. (My garden didn't produce much this year - I'm going to have to re-think my planting scheme for next year.)
I am thinking... about the unexpected difficulties that can arise when parenting teens and much younger children at the same time. I don't want Ellie to believe that she has more than two parents. I don't want the teenagers to implement rules that I have no desire to follow through with.
I am thankful for... corn on the cob. candied ginger. wooden knitting needles. smooth-running ball point pens. pears. love.
From the learning rooms... getting ready for a week of Mrs Rumphius... and wishing I could visit Maine.
From the kitchen... steamed greens, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame oil and a bit of salt. Oh my!
I am wearing... boringly, the same old jeans and t-shirt/cardigan combination I wear every day. Something needs to change... like my whole wardrobe.
I am knitting... the Kinsol Trestle vest from Twist Collective, in Cascade 220 superwash - what a lovely yarn to work with!
I am going... to try again with sewing the knit fabrics. I've bought a walking foot. Hopefully that will make all the difference.
I am reading... my script for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe... over, and over, and over, and over, and over...
I am hoping... that my older two (who are still at home) will start getting serious about finding jobs.
I am hearing... one of my favourite episodes of Firefly, as it's being watched behind me.
Around the house... things are slowly getting sorted. Homes are being found for random things. Other things are leaving forever. Summer things are being put away, fall things are making an appearance again.
One of my favorite things... is the smell of wood smoke wafting through the trees, and the crackle of a campfire beside the lake.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
- ballet lessons start this week!
- a field trip to the ocean
...from our trip to the orchard last week...
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