Thursday, June 6, 2013

What We've Been Up To

Whew, I've finally made it to the library, for the first time in weeks, tonight, catching up on a bit of uploading and downloading and corresponding and writing and a quick blog update.

Since last time I was here, we've had a LOT of rain, some beautiful spring sun, and a couple of wonderful taste-of-summer days (I will NOT tolerate anyone complaining about the heat, yet). It looks like we're back to the rain again, with Tropical Storm Andrea (ha ha) headed our way.

The lilacs have come and gone, which always makes me sad (especially when it rains most of the time they're in bloom!). The irises and daylilies are blooming now.

We've done some more projects:

Z, working on this kestral.

E's "Tom Lighthouse's World" trading cards.

Fun with the recycling bin: marker spinning top.

Fun with the recycling bin: antenna fishing pole.

Homemade playdough.

We've caught dragonflies,

Weeded gardens,

Picked spinach and radishes, and planted three new birthday blueberry bushes.

We've done cartwheels,

Blown dandelions,

Watched turtles and birds, walked in the woods, and plucked off ticks. We swam in the lake, had two sick kids, gone on four field trips, had two field days, and played lots and lots of baseball.

Okay, I haven't played much baseball myself (nor have I had any field trips or field days), but I've watched an awful lot of it.

This weekend, if it doesn't rain too much, E wants to go gold panning, and Z wants to go fishing. M has a baseball practice, and I have a school budget meeting. I hope to do a teensy bit of sewing and a lot of reading, and take a new picture for my banner...brrr that blizzard is making me cold.

What have you been up to?


  1. Oh Andrea, your blog always makes me feel like we should sell our house and move to the country. Our cartwheels happen on dirty sidewalks, in the living room, and on the soccer field. Lots of baseball here too!

  2. Mary--we get plenty of the living room and soccer field variety cartwheels, too!

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  4. Beautiful flowers in the rain!

  5. Sounds so lovely. I've mostly just been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

  6. LSM--I've been doing a fair amount of headless chicken running, too...mainly due to baseball season...blah!


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