Friday, September 30, 2011

A Beautiful Day

Today is one of those perfect fall days. The direct sun is deliciously warm on the skin. But, the breeze that blows across the warmth is marvelously chilly. Never enough time between breezes to get too hot, but plenty of sunshine to keep from getting too chilled!

Wednesday night we sent our kids home with Alicia Jo so that we could make our Thursday conferences in Arkadelphia. Doug got to sit under and visit with our former professors while digging into the book of Ecclesiastes. I got to go spend the day with a delightful group of Arkansas minister’s wives, including a friend I haven’t seen since college days!

And today, we’re all just tired.

So, school hasn’t happened today. (Have I mentioned I love the flexibility of homeschooling?) Instead, we headed to Stuttgart for a relaxed trip to the library. The lady who works at the library is so sweet. She brightens my day whenever we walk in. Her mother is a member of our church, so we have a “connection” anyway. My kids always haul huge stacks of books to her desk, and she never complains - just delightfully chats with all of us while stamping the books. She homeschooled her two children (now both in college), so we get to “talk shop” some days.

The kids are building a new train track, Doug is working on school, and I am trying to motivate myself to tackle the to-do list. But, in the middle of it all, we’re trying to rest and relax a bit. That way we have all the energy we need to enjoy a day in Judsonia tomorrow…our first trip to Jud since Mom and Dad’s return from Jordan. My grandparents will be the grand marshals in the parade celebrating the town’s founding.

And the blog post of that will definitely include pictures!

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