Hello from my house!
Susan Branch's new book is a treasure. We pulled into the driveway after dining with friends and there it was waiting at the door! I stayed up late reading it cover to cover.
All of the Beatrix Potter parts are beautiful. By the way, Susan (SUCH a nice person) suggested a very lovely blog to me. Blackberry Rambles. Here is the link to her Beatrix Potter Summer School that she held for homeschool. You'll LOVE it! http://blackberryrambles.blogspot.com/2013/07/beatrix-potter-summer-school.html
It's all arranged so perfectly. Beautiful! Every page.
All of Susan's books are delightful. Do you love her work as much as I do? Favorite!
My friend Jennifer gave me this doll house. I have been annoyed by all the junk on top of my refrigerator. I can't reach the serving bowls so I tucked them in here and now my refrigerator top is empty! Bliss. I will eventually use this for a doll house, when I can focus on furnishing it. Now, it is a happy shelf.
I'm very sorry to bore you with more garden photos. I can't help myself! I'm so joyful about the growth of living things!
There is even a bad little toadstool growing in the grass.
Do you see the little gift nestled in the parsley?
Reve (the garden friend next door!) gave me a few zucchinis and I picked another basket of beans. Yummy dinner!
Reve is such a nice giver. She bought me some Jupiter's Beard to plant. It's a lovely flower!
Here's another basil bunch! Thank you for your wonderful basil suggestions. I am going to the store to buy fresh mozzarella cheese right away!
Let's have a little morning meeting.
You sit on the pink flowers.
I'll give you a few cookies with your coffee.
Here is my new challenge. Memorizing. I'm going to exercise my overloaded brain.
After being in Corrie Ten Boom's childhood home, I decided to use this daily devotional. The entries are short and very good. It's the perfect "back-to-school" necessity.
I have been visiting with many of my teacher friends. In one week, I shall be back in my classroom. I'll bring you along as I arrange and prepare. I have looked at my rosters and I like the names of my students. I am working with another teacher for one period where we will have the ELA kids. They have BEAUTIFUL names! I can't wait to meet them!
Maybe you should buy yourself a school supply or two. How about a new pen? A big box of crayons? You probably need a sweet smelling eraser, don't you? It's FUN!
It's only August. August is a soft hushing month, don't you think? I like it very much so far.
God be with you. (That is what my grandmother used to say to my dad when he went out the door. LOVE.)