Okay! So! I know I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet here lately! Lots happening offscreen. Good stuff. Busy stuff. I’m not even reading much. But I’ve got a bunch of posts in the hopper—some for here and some for GeekMom. The kids and I are enjoying our science reading, and Beanie, Rose, and Rilla are doing a bit of Spanish with me, and we had a Moon Week for Rilla which was delightful. Not this weekend but next we’ll be at the Good Vibrations Unschooling Conference: such fun.
The girls and I are also on a World of Warcraft kick. (TONS of math in that, btw, but that’s not at all the reason.) We crowd together on my bed with the laptop. Jane’s mother would be aghast at the violence, but Huck’s mother frankly relishes mowing down orcs. Besides, my avatar has a pet tiger. A pet tiger!
In other news: the morning glories are more glorious every morning. And the melon vine has two blossoms. And the other day I startled a little tiny young alligator lizard on the back patio, and it skittered up a wall and then fell off, landing in the parsley patch, looking for all the world like a toddler trying to run and toppling down on its bottom. Poor little thing, it was hilarious.
Scott had a really lovely guest post at DCWKA last week, telling about how he came to write the first Oracle stand-alone story. Have I mentioned I love it when he writes about his work?
Here’s a photo of one my favorite sights: big girl reads to little boy.
Sunday, August 13
I prefer to think of it as late, LATE October
Sunday Night Note
Good Call, Santa