around here

Lately I’ve been wishing that someone would come along to write blog posts for me.  I’d tell them what to say and all, they would just have to be the one to come up with the time/energy to actually put it all together.  There are so many things that I love about sharing in this space.  Really the only drawback at all is finding the time to actually do it.  And then sometimes feeling guilty about it or like I’m falling behind because I haven’t, which is just silly… but it still happens.

This week we’ve put aside our regular homeschooling work, apart from the usual early morning math practice, to work on a Martinmas play, get a bunch of food put by once and for all, attempt to put the garden to bed, and settle children in with some new handwork projects, involving new skills all around.  I thought it would be very leisurely and pleasant, it seemed so in my head, but instead the week has gone by in something of a blur.

It seems very much like November here.  There is no other way to describe it.  People look out of the windows or step into the garden and turn to each other saying, “It really does look like November”.

I’ve hired Iain and Elijah for a stone masonry project out in the garden.  It’s coming along beautifully and is making me think that there is a whole new world of possibilities for our landscape, so long as these boys are willing.  So far they’ve been not just willing, but extremely eager.

Today I ordered yarn for birthday sweaters for my 3 winter babies.  Next will be fabric for Christmas pajamas.  Let the season of crafting begin!


2 thoughts on “around here

  1. renee~heirloomseasons

    This sure is your busy making season!
    The Martinmas play sounds nice, as do all your other planned activities. Your days sound plenty full of learning and goodness, even without the “regular” homeschool work. I have been thinking about this a lot lately, what it means to be a Waldorf family, learning and living in a Waldorf home. Sometimes it seems the “regular” planned lesson stuff just gets in the way of that.
    Yeah, I have lots of things I would love to talk about too!
    But for now let’s just knit and sew instead…
    Love to you and your family,
    Renee <3

  2. MamaAshGrove

    For heaven’s sake, Melody I could have written nearly all of this about myself and my own family. Perhaps to make my next blog post easier I’ll simply copy and paste this one. . . ;)
    I have even been saying those exact words, how “Very November” it looks. November in New England has a very distinct look, and I know exactly what you mean.

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