The weather is changing, folks, and it feels great! Those steamy, humid days of summer are changing into brisk mornings and darkness by 8 p.m.! This is my favorite time of the year and I've been celebrating by taking more walks with the dog, digging out the cool-weather clothes, doing K.'s math flash-cards outside on the swing, and burning yummy scented candles in the evening.
Homeschool is slowly developing its rhythm; devotions and a couple of chapters from a read-aloud together in the morning, independent assignments in science, history, composition and literature, and math with oversight by mom (least favorite subject for everyone). My high-schooler knows what is expected of her and is fairly self-propelled these days, including her own record-keeping. Throw in some chores, some walks with the dog, snacks, and occasional breaks and you have our school day. I love that the kids have plenty of time with each other, with mom and dad, and to pursue solitary pursuits.
I'm in for an interesting experience tonight :). To prepare for an upcoming trip to India, we're meeting with some friends at an Indian restaurant. Two of the friends we're dining with just got back from India and we are going to pick their brains for information and travel tips (as well as what to eat)! I expect to have a great time with this group--I always love spending time with these fun Christian friends!