Showing posts from February, 2012

Hanging In There

It's nearing the end of February and, sigh, we are still here in Canada.  Not only are we still here, but we are still living in this awkward, cramped townhouse.  It's not that we don't like living in Canada.  It's that we are in limbo at the moment, waiting to move and settle down someplace new.  We sold our house last November and put most of our belongings into storage, including all of our furniture. I miss my own bed and my kitchen table and all of my books.  I know things could be a lot worse.  I have my health, a roof over my head, my husband has a good job, my children are amazing.  I miss my son who is away at a university in the states. He is doing so well on his own and he's preparing to serve a mission.  Really, I am deeply blessed.  I know that.  It's just...... I feel restless.  Selling our house meant finding a rental and the only rentals we could find were in a neighboring city so we moved out of familiar surroundings, moved away from our friend…

The Perfect School Day

Easy-going, no need to rush, stay-cozy-in our pajamas, linger over breakfast together-mornings.

No backpacks, no cold lunches, no need to bundle up, no bus to catch.

One child at the table, one child on her bed, both with their net- books open, watching and listening to their distance-teachers, taking notes, snacks on hand.

One child curled up beside me on the couch, library book in hand, reading me fascinating facts about his latest curiosity- Venus Flytraps.

No loud bells, no lining-up, no hall-passes, no hurry-up-and-get-to-class-or-you'll-be-tardy.

Leisurely lunches together, laughing and talking while we eat. We can have peanut-butter!

Free to go outside and play anytime we like.  Let's visit a park or museum or take a nature hike, together.

Free to stay inside if we'd prefer, warm and snug.  There's plenty to do, alone or together:
Read a classic book.
Set up a science experiment.
Work on a lapbook.
Cultivate a talent.
Play a game.
Create a work of art.

No afternoon slumps, …