I’m rather proud of our homemade wreathe. When I was going through yard waste last week in preparation for setting up the composter, I stuck a few evergreen bush fronds in a wire circle and stuck it on the door. Today we embellished it with old Christmas ornaments and ribbon. Voilà. We are tempted to […]
Archive for November, 2013
My new, handmade three-bin composter. Thanks, AC and Sam!
Even if I ruin the turkey this Thanksgiving, at least we’ll have stuffing (family recipe from my Dad’s mother).
French Club kids unleash their energy on the library.
I spent a great deal of time here when I was in grad school. I must admit it felt strange to breeze in only to return a single book. (I have an alumni account, which is handy for some of my freelance magazine work). Back in the day, I checked books in and out by […]
Sam and AC made great progress on the composter today. I still find it terrifying to watch her operate the miter saw.
The whole family, actually. In about two weeks both AC and Sam will have joined me in bespectacled-ness. AC for reading and Sam for distance.
Story of the World Club made crafts for an unrehearsed and quite fun performance of the myth of Perseus and Medusa. There were so many parts to play that some of the kids had multiple roles. I even got drafted to play Andromeda, chained to a rock. Sam had three parts: one of the Grey […]
Sam read about the Princes in the Tower today–poor Edward and Richard were imprisoned in the Tower of London by their Uncle, Richard, who was supposed to protect the throne for Edward but instead took it for himself. The princes disappeared and were presumed to have been murdered. Sam, of course, is fascinated by this […]
A ball filled with her own breath. And her father, photo-bombing the shot (of course!)
Last game of the SOCA U8 league season. The Teal Dragons Played the Kelly Green… I dunno… Monsters? Sam was the only girl on either team. In this shot, Kelly Green player #14 tries to take the ball away from Sam–look closely– using his elbow. Foul! Am I becoming a soccer Mom(ster)? Eep!
Sam got to blow her own glass ornament at Sunspots Studios in Staunton, VA today, courtesy of one of my writing buddies. She also took this great picture of the process. (Thanks, Caroline!) The glass smith inserted a long tube into the blob of glass and then instructed Sam when and how hard to blow. […]
Thanks to the floating row cover, aka the shroud in the cemetery garden, the lettuce and broccoli are surviving the overnight freezing temperatures quite nicely. The lettuce is Red Sails and Rouge d’Hiver. I forget which is which, but both are tasty.
Yay for the $1.50 shows at the Carmike!
French Club is split into two groups this year– Les Grands et Les Petits. With Les Grands we are working with a textbook program called Alex et Zoé. The kids recently completed the first unit and today they presented a skit to Les Petits. I don’t think Les Petits were too impressed, but I was […]