For Today... April 13, 2015
Outside my window... the sun is rising, the birds are singing, spring is springing. We have one lonely daffodil blooming.
I am thinking... about the conference this weekend and the amazing things I learned and the wonderful people I met.
I am thankful... that my husband affords me the time to attend. That my parents kept the children for two days. That I met and listened to some wonderful educators who stretch and encourage me.
I am wearing... jammies and my Outer Banks hoodie. I just got up; slowly.
I am creating... blog posts in my mind with titles like "The Artistry of Academics." Maybe they'll even get posted.
I am going... to clean and haircuts and grocery shop and homework and swap seasonal clothing and soccer this week. It's going to be a whirlwind as it is our sabbath week off.
I am wondering... how soon baseball schedules will be coming. Our soccer schedule is insane already.
I am reading... Start Here by Brandy Vencel for homework tonight. I have a lot of CM and internet reading left to do! I've been learning so much!
I am hoping... to get my homework done before the meeting tonight!
I am learning... about how teaching is an art and learning is an art and we learn different arts and applying arts is how we learn subjects. It's all a beautiful dance.
In my garden... I have one lonely daffodil. I'm a terrible gardener.
In my kitchen... I need to start thinking through "after sports" meals. Crockpot, grilling, not hot meals. Things that can be reheated easily. It is a challenging time for cooking.
In the homeschool... It's a break week. We may do some catch-up reading, because our second six weeks didn't go nearly as well as the first six weeks. But sickness and dental work conspired against us.
A favorite quote for today... This is hard; I published so many good ones on Twitter this past weekend. Probably the one I keep considering is from Dr. Christopher Perrin:
"Arts are not subjects. Arts enable you to master subjects." @CAPerrin #GHC2015
— dawn (@a_ladydusk) April 9, 2015
A peek into one of my days... I wouldn't ever put that brown and pink belt with this outfit, but I think she looked great. She's always had a great eye for putting together crazy things and looking lovely.
One of my favorite things... I love Cheetos. Don't tell anybody. I took some to convention, but won't have any for a long time. But boy do I love them.
From the board room... I've been saving all sorts of Charlotte Mason links: philosophy, ideas, organization, etc. to my "Changing Horses Midstream" board. As we've been making the move from WTM neoclassicism to CM Classicism, I've needed all the help I can get: