Our days, these past several weeks, have been full....and so this blog has been quiet. :)
It's all in the season.
A few more weeks, and we'll be back to our usual, slower pace.
Which I think I'll be quite ready for, when it arrives!
But for now, we're all enjoying this time of having places to go and things to do.
Something I've noticed about time....over time....which everybody knows.....is that you can't create it.
You can only choose how you will fill it.
I've learned in these past few weeks is that a Mama's "art" works in much the same way.
Days and hours and minutes that are filled with soccer practices and games, or other homeschool outings, mean that I must choose to lay aside other pursuits for a time.
Things like crafting, various projects, extra non-essential things.
Things that a Mama might do to create beauty in her home.
Life is full of beauty, already! Not needing to be created....just observed.
Colorful, hidden gifts of joy, graciously waiting to be noticed.
So today, I'm thankful for this momentary season of fullness. Who knows but without it, perhaps my eyes would have been too busy elsewhere to see the ordinary beauty in these weeks?
It's almost time for Math lessons...but before I go, I thought I would share with you a tiny peek into the simple joys of our busy days. :)
Pots of Fall Mums were on sale at our grocery store a couple weekends ago, and I picked up a few for our front porch. :) I just love the warm colors of fall!
Our family "Saturday Pizza Nights" are still going strong....it's been a few years now since we first began! In the past few months, I've added one new addition to our Saturday menu - zucchini "pizza." A gluten-free option for those of us who are trying to avoid it. :) It's sooo (surprisingly) delicious!
The Art of Being a Scientist. I do believe General has discovered his muse ~ he certainly has found much joy in all of his science reading and experiments this year! And...who would have thought there would be so much color and prettiness to be found in the experiments, too?
All of General's soccer games take place in......fields. :)
It's been fun combining some nature study with all of our outings to practices and games.
Wishing you a joy-filled week, and maybe even a few quiet moments
to capture the simple beauty of your days. :)