1. Victoria has been reading the Little House books, and has been really taken with the bizarre concept of head cheese. So we got a couple of slices at the grocery store. It was not a hit.
2. The girls have been building stick forts with brush from the neighbors’ yard. This has been taking a blessedly long time every afternoon.
3. We went to the Kalahari waterpark in Wisconsin a few weeks ago and had an awesome time. Except that I developed tendinitis — the inflammation started with excessive Dance Dance Revolution-playing and then went over the top with climbing waterslide stairs over and over. I am still somewhat non-functioning, footwise.
another Happy child
4. Save me from myself. But be nice to the blog owner, who seems to be a very nice guy. (I always think of that cartoon: “Someone is wrong on the Internet!”)
5. One reason I am not blogging a lot: my mind is full of American politics. And I don’t want to write a lot about it. Tea parties, torture, gay marriage, socialism — we seem to have gone a little insane. (Note: the only thing these things have in common is that they are hot-button issues in the news.) I do post some tidbits in the delicious sidebar. And if you also use delicious, please let’s network. I do try to post homeschooling related stuff that I want to save–ideas for projects, online classes, etc.–and would love to share with others.
6. I am trying to reach out to the world again after an unintentionally self-imposed isolation. I promise — I will comment on your blog again soon.
7. Been reading about La Rochefoucauld — wow, not a happy man. Also finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — maybe worth a quick read for the serious fan, but not nearly as entertaining as I had hoped. Then again, how can you beat that title?
8. I made these for Easter. They look very much like the work of someone who has never knitted toys before — because they are.
They are made from a linen yarn with some kind of weird silky blend for the inner ears.
9. I also have not been blogging a lot because I have been online looking at where I could quickly enroll my children for the remainder of the year! But I think that is calming down. We are seeking a little assistance in dealing with the intensities in this household. Ten is striking in full force, hormones are rampaging, life will never be the same.
10. I can never fail to be charmed by Violet’s love for this song, which earned her love by mention something remotely related to Shakespeare. Hearing her sing it around the house — and watching her watch the video on YouTube — is a very sweet harbinger of things to come. (As opposed to the loud and nasty harbingers we get at other times.)