"We write to taste life twice - once in the moment and in introspection."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Busy, Busy Summer

What a fun and busy summer we've had with having a little baking business focusing on cinnamon rolls and cookies. We've had a table at the end of our driveway as well as selling to other workers at Love INC where our girls volunteer regularly.

We also sold pumpkin and banana breads. Now we've changed our tack a little and are providing soup and bread at Love INC, keeping the workers well-fed for whatever donation they choose. 

We've also lately gotten to try our hand at fishing in the nearby river, catching only small stuff so far, but having fun trying.

Of course, the lake called our name, too.

We enjoyed times of church fellowship.

And these two informed us that we're going to be grandparents again. Oh, joy!

Hope your summer has been delightful.
Next time, I'll share a little of how our school year is going.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

With all the busyness of starting up a cinnamon roll baking business and the fun and excitement of having a family reunion at our house over the Independence Day weekend, and sewing up a bunch of market bags to sell, blogging has taken a back seat again.

Well, not today. 

I came up with my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes this afternoon. Several Christmases ago, I had the idea of making some of these notepad holders as gifts, but had some difficulties with fabric strips that were given to me, but hadn't been cut accurately. So things weren't fitting correctly. 

I didn't have time to fix things then, so it all went back into a zip close bag and into the abyss of the "Work In Progress" box. Today it all came out and my goal is to fix and finish the two that I started or start over and make two or three of them.

And I want to clean up and organize the sewing nook. It's a catastrophe after making all those bags and just dropping stuff here or there in the busyness. Sigh.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Latest Endeavor

And we did pretty well for our first day.

Hopefully we'll do even better next weekend since we learned a few things, like about traffic flow.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Our Week

What a beautiful week it's been after the weekend rain freshened everything.

See the rainbow?

But, besides taking artsy pictures of weather-related and landscape scenes, we've done some of our homeschooling, too, since we do carry on throughout the summer as able.

In an effort to change things up and save a little money, I had not ordered the notebooking pages to go with our Truthquest History studies at the beginning of the school year. As time went on and we weren't doing the projects that I had envisioned, or at least not continuing with them, I regreted not having gotten the notebooking stuff.

But, better late than never...

So, I ordered the downloads and printed up what I thought we'd use and got them all nicely bound at Staples. We started at the place where we're studying right now (just finished with Cotton Mather) and will use the previous pages as review while we continue to move forward. 

Right now we're in a literature mode with finishing reading Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and now starting Gulliver's Travels, so we have lots of time for writing the review pages.

And that's what's working for us.