Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is in the air!

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!

Later Days!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. It is great to hear about your day. But where are the pictures of my grandchildren. Well, maybe next post. Good eating tonight. Good luck E with your sibs sitting. Love and misses to all, Mimi.

Jan and Miekie said...

Thanks for the homeshool update. I love to hear what other people do in their homeschool. (I have been a poor homeschoolblogger recently, but intend to make amends.) We have Spring. Pretoria is called the Jakaranda city because there are so many Jakaranda trees. In October the whole city will be purple. It is really beautiful. (Jacarandas are now declared unwanted plants because they are not indigeneous and a pest, but the old trees can stay...)
Enjoy planning your trip to India. It sounds interesting! Hope your curry wasn't too hot. (Here you can order it "spicy, but not hot") We were at an Indian wedding once and it was beautiful. It was a Christian wedding and a real thanksgiving for the bridal couples lives and a blessing for their future. The whole reception was a testimony of their faith - a real example to us.