This week we are taking a (spring!) break from usual school work except for a few commitments (tutoring, homeschool co-op, etc via zoom). It is nice, but at the same time I feel like the week is flying by and it still feels quite busy and not terribly leisurely yet. Oh well. I’m trying to do one thing a day for the children that feels special. Yesterday it was painting. Today it was playing in the sprinkler. I hope to work on sorting children’s clothes, tidying the school room, planting the garden, and otherwise just taking a mental break.
I’m making some progress on this beautiful Ara shawl for my friend. I am so frustrated that I cannot capture the yarn color, it is more green teal than is shown above and it is simply stunning. Every time I see the yarn when I walk into the room it is like a little pop of joy. Maybe when it’s all done I’ll be able to get a more accurate picture of the color. You’ll just have to take my word for it, it’s beautiful. 🙂
Also, I have made it about half way through Adorning the Dark and can say I’m really enjoying it. It is encouraging me to think about writing again, which is a part of my heart that I’ve sort of closed up and put away somewhere. I don’t know if I want the book to encourage me in that way, I guess I was approaching it just from a creative work standpoint in general. Dreams are painful and hard to hold onto as you get older and face more and more disappointment, and also grow wiser and a better student of yourself. I don’t mean to sound negative about it because it is a sweet and beautiful book, only that it is stirring things in my soul that I didn’t anticipate and am not sure what to do with quite yet.
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