Teaching summer school is not restful. It is, however, a wonderful chance to make new friends.
When I have the time, I flit from project to project till I have about seven going at once and it takes me days to finish them all. I love doing it that way and never mind the mess.
My Sloane really is a swimmer, and we need to make year-long swim team a family priority.
When you get great news like the fact that your Mom doesn't have cancer, you rejoice for days and weeks and probably years.
There's still nothing like sitting on the deck, petting the dogs, talking softly, and watching the fireflies.
Tweens crave time alone in their rooms. I miss having Sloane constantly underfoot.
I know this is true: "When we do our work with excellence and integrity and diligence, it is an opportunity to worship." I know that I will need to watch this again when the craziness of back-to-school begins in 5 weeks.
I took that picture at one of Sloane's swim meets.