So! Here we are. In Maryland. Four of us. Me, husband, and two sons. My sons are nine and eleven. At this moment, they are still sleeping, and I am letting them because it’s June 20, and today begins a heat wave that I think will prove to feel very long even though it’s only supposed to last a few days. If you have kids, maybe you know what I mean. Maybe also if you don’t have kids.
So anyway, they’re sleeping, and that’s fine.
Um, okay, a few things:
Thing 1: I teach my children at home. That means I spend a lot of time thinking about what I will teach, then teaching it, buying books, reading books, making lessons, and correcting work. Also answering questions and having long discussions. Also needing a nap. I like having my kids around, I like teaching them, and I like deciding what they’ll learn. For me, it’s exciting. A little intimidating, also, but I think we’re doing okay. Anyway, I think I’ll discuss details of all that on here at times.
Thing 2: We are very active in our church. I’ll mention that too, most likely.
Thing 3: I like to read, and I was thinking I’d maybe discuss books I’ve read.
Thing 4: My husband is the executive chef at a local, um, what are they calling it now? Adventure camp? Conference center? One of those. He works irregular hours and cooks a lot of food. I don’t. Cook a lot of food, I mean. I’m trying to get better about that. It’s been a difficult thing for me to figure out, what to make for the family and when, when there isn’t such a regular schedule and sometimes my husband is just sick of a certain food. Or all foods. Sometimes it’s all foods. And then, there’s the issue many of us have which is that of children not wanting to eat certain things. So! If I find something I’m really pleased with, and that is working well for our family, I plan to share that.
Thing 5: My husband and kids play music. I used to do that, but rarely do lately. I like to knit and sew and generally make things into other things.
I think that’s enough things.
Well, today I don’t have a picture to show you. Normally, I’d want to put a picture with the post just so it wasn’t a bunch of my words about stuff that may not interest you and then at least if you were skimming along, not being interested, you’d see a picture of something that was maybe a little more interesting. Unfortunately, the only picture I’ve managed to take for the blog is a picture of that Oscar Mayer pre-cooked bacon, and that doesn’t make any sense here. I do plan to whip that picture out one day when it’s appropriate and say, “This is the secret ingredient,” and “Please don’t judge me for using pre-cooked bacon,” and “The smell of bacon cooking makes me pukey,” but today is not that day. Today is the day when I just post words and then go off to root through my yarn, hopefully finding something to use for a baby gift. So maybe I’ll have a picture of a cute baby gift to show you soon. IF ALL GOES WELL.