The heat of summer has arrived here in northern California, so we spent the majority of the day working inside. We all were busy with various, separate tasks and managed, between us, to accomplish not much of anything! Days like that happen.
The day was still productive, we just don’t have much to show for our efforts yet. My husband began prepping the “parlor” for painting. The room was meant to be a formal dining room, but we use it for a whole host of other purposes. The paint was bought months ago, but my husband was either working overtime or working on more pressing jobs outside. With the arrival of the heat, painting inside seemed like a good idea.
My grandmother’s china cabinet had to be emptied, along with my mom’s small cabinet, and everything had to be pulled to the center of the room so he can paint. The center of the room looks a bit like a used china sale!
Both boys were busy all day with homeschooling, and William will finish seventh grade tomorrow! He’s excited to have a few weeks of summer vacation from school this year. We generally homeschool year round, but he asked if he could double up assignments and finish early. Of course!
I took the opportunity today to finalize my plans for curriculum for our next school year, and placed my orders. Aaron will be finishing up his senior year this fall, but by the end of the year, I will have only one student left. After twenty-four years of homeschooling my children, I will spend the last four or five years of my homeschool mom career with only one student. Seems a little strange, but I am looking forward to seeing how the Lord will lead in this new season.
Dani is branching out a bit, and will be renting a booth at a local arts and crafts street faire in our area in a few weeks. She’s sewing like crazy to fill her Etsy shop and her booth with all sorts of wonderful, new items. I love hearing her sewing machine humming along all day, and I love seeing the sweet, new garments as they’re finished.
Speaking of sewing, I need to get started on a little project of my own. I’ve a seventh grand baby due in the very near future, and he needs to have something brand new from Grandma to celebrate his arrival. Primary colored cars, trucks and airplanes, set on a blue background with a cheery orange and red polka dot on yellow are perfect for a much-loved baby boy. I’m so looking forward to meeting him!
How was your Monday?