Lucy keeping Molly warm on a chilly October afternoon.
So I feel that I have emerged from the depths of homeschooling and sparks set up.
I had so much organizing and rearranging to do that I almost felt buried, literally, in papers and book.
Not to mention the 30 odd cases of girl guide cookies I had piled in my van.
But as of last night, our first sparks meeting done and our home school all ago, I feel ready and back on track.
I know I am because I am able to sit here a enjoy my blog once again and not have my mind running in 10 directions.
I have even had a chance to do some sewing, which for the last 2 weeks has been an idea so far removed from any possibility that I even wondered if It would be a part of my life ever again.
Here is a super quick idea that uses old dresses to make skirts.
I simply cut an extra inch up from the dress waist band and folded over and sewed a casing.
I either put buttons or elastic and bingo! bango! a refurbished gem.
But I have arrived.
We are set up with a schedule and a routine that is working for us....so far.
I have so many great ideas and they are all written down and ready for action when the time comes.
I have a great sparks unit full of 13 lovely girls and am so excited to start having girly fun.
Life is busy, and wonderful.
K is at peace and we are happy to see her back to herself again.
Last week the girls and I had some fun in the kitchen and made sugar cookie beads that we strung onto string licorice.
Yummy for our tummy.
I attempted a few Halloweeny ones but when it came time to string them...they busted.
The little hands created some fun shapes and colours.
We have been in full processing mode around here still.
It seems the stove and dehydrator are permanently on.
And the apples just keep coming.
I made the sweetest tasting apple sauce and ate it all before I had a chance to freeze any.
A friend of ours called and said she needed help clearing her concord grape vines.
We hurried over and took away a mammoth amount and made juice and jelly.
Thanks again M.
As fall quickly approaches, the weather is cooling and the wood stove is on, I feel a sense of comfort and peace.
I love this time of year, especially after a hurried, hot and hectic pace of a long summer.
Fall brings with it a calmness that spills over into all that we do.
I feel the farm fuzzies as we are all snuggled in, knowing all my ducks are in a row, a mother blessed and loving every moment.