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Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Musings...


Outside My Window...
Hot here lately, in the upper 90's to low 100's. And very sunny! I've taken to soaking the garden twice a day, once early in the morning, and again in the early evening. I love the smell of a freshly watered garden, especially when I get the lavender, rosemary and lemon balm damp.

Things I'm Thinking About...
Getting through deep cleaning; fantasizing about a day at the beach; getting through the free four week bootcamp fitness I signed up for; and writing programs, or the lack thereof. I'm re-reading The Writer's Jungle, and really thinking that it is the way we should go, since we never seem to get far with any program that is all outlined for us!

In My Garden...
One of my artichoke plants is making artichokes! I am super excited about this--they are one of my all-time favorite vegetables! Our tomatoes are ripening quickly now, nothing like cherry tomatoes fresh off the plant, still warm from the sun. My basil is going crazy, so I think a batch of pesto is in order. I read about a fennel pesto somewhere too, and might try that, as my bronze fennel plant is around 6 feet tall now!

Around the House...
This wee's cleaning focus is one of the bedrooms, The Girl's, to be specific. Top to bottom cleaning, a little bit each day. That also means clothing, book, and toy donations to be made!

In Our Homeschool...
A light week on the agenda. The Girl will work a little in Reading Horizons, and The Boy will do some exercises on Khan Academy. We'll read a little more about ancient China, learning about Confucius, and we'll start Cheaper by the Dozen or Gone Away Lake.

Creating...
Ummmm

Reading & Watching...
We like watching Once Upon a Time and Eureka. I just started watching Call the Midwife... very interesting show! The Girl and I are enjoying reading The Garden Princess, and we're all still having fun reading through The Thirteen Clocks. I liked The Kashmir Shawl a lot, and really recommend it! Movie wise, we've recently watched Crocodile Dundee, Dinotopia, and School of Rock.

Plans for the Week Ahead...
A trip to the beach for swimming and relaxation, three bootcamp fitness workouts, fencing for The Boy (The Girl had derby yesterday), taking in a fireworks show, and we need to get to the library!

Have a good week! (And thank you again Kim, for the Monday Musings inspiration!)

1 comment :

  1. Artichokes sound SO cool! Good luck with the kids' rooms. That's on my list for our next week off. I am sure they will be thrilled:).

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