The girls are asleep. B is out at a concert with a friend who needed his company. He’s a good friend.
I’m listening to Robbie Williams. I had forgotten about Robbie Williams until I heard him in the song from Cars 2. So thanks, Cars 2, for that.
I’m trying to figure out what do do with my evening. I just finished a baby blanket for a friend, days early for the shower. I changed direction mid way through, but I like how it turned out. I’m in the middle of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, which is marvelous. I should just go lay in bed and read it. BUT- I’m planning out a series of posts about getting organized (why? I don’t know.); and I’m thinking about entering a quilt contest where the theme is “finding your own voice”, which means I have to determine what exactly my quilting voice is; and I really should finish cleaning up this room. And I’m writing this. So there we are.
I’m also thinking about school, which starts in 3 weeks, which is a little weird. I think I’ve planned as much as I can plan at this point, but I’m a planner, and so I keep going over and over things. (For anyone who doesn’t know, we’re homeschooling.) I have my master plan, but that plan might not work, so I don’t want to plan too far out, so that I don’t have to scrap a ton of work to change things.
Because of all this planning, I’ve been reading lots of books about books and about education. I’ve finished Charlotte Mason Education and More Charlotte Mason Education by Catherine Levinson, as well as Book Crush by Nancy Pearl and Books Children Love by Elizabeth Laraway Wilson.
I also read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which isn’t education related (but is about books) and was completely wonderful. I really really enjoyed it, and it brought to my awareness events that I had no idea about. It’s mainly concerned with the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2, which I didn’t even know happened. But it’s charming and funny and sad and I loved it.
I also just read this post, and it almost broke me. So many things I feel (or have felt) so deeply, expressed so beautifully.
And aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! A big huge lightbulb just went on over my head just now. The writing group I’m part of is participating in an essay contest, and the topic is “When did you first understand the meaning of love?”. I’ve been putting it off, because how do you write that essay without it being hokey? How do you find a new approach? And I’ve just found it as I thought about that post. Lovely!
And now Suede has come on, and speaking of love, I don’t know that there’s a band that I love quite so much as I love them. Goodness me. Brett Anderson’s voice is just so much. Much muchiness, he. (If you want to see for yourself you can check him out here, but be warned, the song is heartbreaking.)
Hmmm… I think that’s all I’ve got for now. I think I’m going to go watch more videos. What’s going on with you at this moment?