: ) And the answer is, "Not really, no, but this is a journal, foremost, of my children's childhood, and sometimes staying home for days at a time, digging in the dirt and finding animals in the shape of clouds, is what we do."
I heard a Thud! Quickly followed by a "oof."This is what I found.
After two weeks solid (with rare interruption) of playing and celebrating with friends, we find ourselves with our two sets of favorite playmates out of town. We love them! But this will do, too.
Evidently we had lost time to make up for. (Both then and now.)
We've cleaned out our computers (one we completely wiped out due to the need to get rid of a wretched virus), and filled them back up with lots of deliciousness.
Thursday was a piddling sort of day -
Little Son asked me to get out modeling clay, so that he might repair and evolve his prehistory landscapes. (Or, Background, as he calls it.) A most unusual event, to be sure!
There were netflix movies,
swimmin' with dad,
and birdie tennis in the front yard.
Oh, we had the first summer rain!
And a pool date with Little Son. Mama in her drawers.
Whatever. It's the way we do things, sometimes.
Talk of going to the library, as well as how the library system works.
Cinquefoil in the Medicine Garden
Round Two of the birds and bees talk-- the first one was about three years ago, I guess. S'pose I can handle one every three years or so. Oof.
It went well. I think. (This isn't a subject that I'm uncomfortable with or jittery about, you understand, it's just that I was sort of left stammering at the surprise!)
Treats and concoctions and kitchen experiments - which led to the idea of getting a "kids cookbook" at the library and putting it on our Things To Do list. I got one - but it seems pretty lame - any ideas for a really good one? Doesn't need to be vegetarian.
I think we finished our day with eating nearly a pan of rice crispy treats. I know. But whatever.
Friday was spent in the gardens!
I puttered yesterday morning in the medicine garden - weeding, trimming, cutting things back... now I need to feed it some stinky fish guts. (Not looking forward to wetting all my beauties with liquid fish sludge! Been putting it off. : ) )
Worked in the herb garden, too. Seriously cut back the sage. Loved that. Butterflies were dancing all around, bees were buzzing, birds were flitting about with twigs and things in their mouths.
Can't be grumpy when your body and spirit is tinkering in your herb garden, I tell you.
I also worked on the driveway (Eric had taken the children -Annabelle included- for a long walk),
The new Drive-way Garden
and dug up some misplaced pumpkins and volunteer tomatoes and moved them to out there. Hopefully they'll make it.
Loving the new-and-improved driveway! (And we're still in the process of digging up the rest of it. It's still at about half.)
Since we had to wipe out the older computer (we have this one for games and software that need an older system), Trev's Jurassic Park was wiped off. That caused us a bit of trouble, as the copy we had was not able to be read for installation, now, and we had to track a copy down on the other side of our valley.
So we had that adventure yesterday - I was dreading it as it's a long and irritating drive, but the children were looking around at the various Wendy's and Olive Gardens and a slide coming off of a balcony, and declared, "I think this is a nice town!!" :) (We could have had it sent to our library, but we wouldn't have gotten it until Monday or Tuesday, and I couldn't do that to Trev when this is something he loves so much.)
Mullein in the Medicine GardenWe picked up a few cool things - new libraries are always fun, aren't they??
We've been tidying up -it's hard to be inside when it's a glorious 84 degrees outside-
Chamomile (Medicine Garden)and daydreaming
and sharing. I love it that Trev shares everything with the rest of us - he gets so excited about things, and knows we'll be so thrilled to hear all about it. New discoveries, a fun new game, something he's fixed, accomplishments... it's awesome that he trusts us (and has enough self confidence) that he shares things so exuberantly. Love that. Love him.
So that's it.
Hopefully (keeping my fingers crossed) the new keyboard I've ordered for my laptop -had a little spill- will come in the mail today - I'm always off when my notebook isn't in perfect order!
I have some things to write down and share with you.
I'm looking forward to that!