All weekend I couldn’t drag myself out of the garden, but today is cold and rainy. That’s all right; this is much better writing weather. This blog is going to be low-key for a while. I’m in the cave.
Outside my door, I hear the pleasant clatter of dice against a table, over and over, and murmuring girl-voices. Rose and Beanie are playing D&D. Rose is the game master, the story-crafter. Beanie was delighted, this morning, when she rolled a charisma check and came up high enough to converse with the black dragon she’d encountered. Apparently Rose does an excellent extemporaneous dragon.
Rilla has all the Draw Write Now books spread out across the bedroom floor. There are horses and dolphins to be drawn. I will emerge to a menagerie in crayon, later this evening. The boys are playing Wii Party. Jane is getting ready for her web design class. Scott’s got music playing, something with lots of inquisitive trumpet, while he tackles the lunch dishes. Crows are calling through the rain. Yesterday we planted seeds: radish, butterhead lettuce, carrots, field peas. And in the flowerbeds: cosmos, sweet alyssum, California poppy. I found a few stray sunflower seeds that had spilled out of last year’s packet into my gardening basket; we tucked those at the corners of the veggie patch. I’ll have to remember to plant those blue morning glories again at the base of the stalks when the sunflowers come up.
Perfect timing, this rain.
Now that’s homeschooling as I always imagined it. 🙂
On February 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm
We’re back to icy, freezing rain here, too. Thank God. Wrote through the dramatic pitch (shrieks! guns blazing! police shouting, “Stop!”), now for the denouement and the summing up. The idea is to finish this week…
We have jackdaws calling here – they’re as large as carrion crows, but with lovely gray-on-black heads. I am learning the entire crow family, as they are attacking the suet balls I put out for the tiny blue and coal tits. Oh, well. I now have rock doves — aka pigeons!! — too.
Back to it…
On February 28, 2012 at 1:28 am