Postcard postmarked 1917
Just stopped in to tell you really quick that I'm going to be absent a few days...we painted a couple of rooms and I never realized just how much stuff there is to purge/dump/sort and....well, you get the idea! As I pull out another box of books to sort, I sometimes feel like the little pupil on the postcard...Whaaaaaa!
I homeshooled my youngest son until the end of fifth grade, and I didn't realize how many teaching/learning/supplemental materials I had accrued/amassed/acquired in those six years. The subject books all went out the door via eBay, but now I'm sorting other things such as art and books and supplies! So I am taking a little trip down memory lane with all these books I'm sorting. Such warm and special times we spent curled up together: first--as I was teaching him to read--then after he took off on his own, he and I both spent many hours on the couch reading old classics and new ones! Read-aloud time was my favorite part of teaching at home. And even more rewarding was when he'd spend an hour each morning reading a chapter book, from first grade on! I kept a log of all the books he read in those years and they number in the hundreds!
I also have curtains to find or to make for one of the very large windows, so I will take a few days or so off. I think they'll have to be sewn, these old windows are really odd sizes and I rarely find anything ready-made that will fit. There're carpets to clean, windows to wash, just a general spring cleaning, and long past due!
I hope to be back by week's end. I need to take advantage of the rare sunny days we've been having lately. (In Michigan, a day or two in February that reaches neary sixty degrees is cause for celebration! And grilling out!)
So, til then, take care not too get into too much trouble yourself!