In thinking about what I was grateful for today, many things come to mind. I'm grateful for my family, my husband's great job that allows me to stay at home, the view from our living room window, and the ability to teach my children at home, just to name a few!
This week, we have a lot of things going on. 2 of our children started classes at the community college, our eldest son had a driver's test (and passed!), there is more canning to do, and outdoor projects that need completing before winter. The thought of pulling the schoolbooks out this week has left me quivering in my boots. Actually, I'm not wearing boots...which reminds me to take the kids into the tack store and get them boots! Another thing to put on the list.
I am so grateful to be able to hold off on the traditional schoolwork until the summer projects have been finished! I remember sitting a classroom, staring outside in September, wondering why I had to be in a class when the good weather was just getting started! (Pacific Northwest summers do NOT start until July 5!) It makes my heart sing to watch my children running around the field, catching grasshoppers, or building yet another fort with Daddy's good lumber. Even though there is no guidebook to teach them how to catch the hoppers, or a manual to teach them "proper" building techniques, they are still learning. Just in an untraditional way. There will be plenty of time for book-learnin'...summer is in full swing here at our farm, and for that, I am grateful.