Salt Marsh Moth, or lepidoptera arctiidae
… share a bit of our life with you. I need to sit down and reflect a bit on our blessings, the beauty around us…
Some weeks are very trying, and if we do not focus on the positive, it is easy to be caught up in a pessimistic outlook at life.
I caught this beautiful moth yesterday. It will go in the package we are preparing to exchange with Lisa and her family. Last year we exchanged our fist package. It was wonderful. We have enjoyed all their lovely findings. They live in a wonderful farm, they have goats, chickens now… and in their river walks, and nature walks, they find wonderful things.
I reshuffled some shelves last Friday and I moved this low shelf into our breakfast-good-for-all area, and placed all y1 books on the left, and y3 books on the right, and at the bottom of y1 side, some y2 books we already had out. My daughters both know all their books for the week, as well as their books for writing, and their math folders and binders. I used to have all their books in one shelf, and they were able to find most… but now they have no excuse, tee hee.
I cannot believe we have finished 27 weeks of school already. Y3 girl is in love with all the 3rd and last term additions which are Jungle Book, Secrets of the Woods, and Squanto.
Today we went to the Centenary celebration of the Battleship Texas ship. It rained cats and dogs, so we could only enjoy the ship, which was fine, but the event was very much a fiasco. Vendors were empty, concert and re enactments cancelled… Sometimes we win, sometimes we loose.
I got the same copy than my friend Jeanne of Beautiful Girlhood. Mine is lovingly worn in the spine.
I agree with my dear friend Jeanne
. This education we are able to provide to our daughters is a blessing. In our car ride to see Battleship Texas, I was reading what we had left from this week from The Heroes by Kingsley, Theseus. I wanted to take and read The Little White Horse, but she told me not to read from it because she loves it so much she does not want to ‘waste it’ for the car, but to enjoy it at home. Before getting there, she had loaded lots of books from our holiday pile, LOL, and she read to us all Cranberry Thanksgiving. After that, it was my turn to read Heroes, which we all enjoyed.
As I read from The Heroes, the word cur
came up, and isn’t it insane I had just read it in chapter 6 or 7 of Waverley? Same with the word thrall
last week. We read it in the Vikings and in The Heroes. And I know there are words that fly over our heads, but that one day or the other, we will be able to spot, trap, and make them ours forever. We will then see them everywhere!
The girls got a ride in a school bus for the firs time from the parking to the event. I had a conversation with my oldest, and I am so proud to see how mature she is while she is just a little girl. My heart sang with joy when she confided in me a simple little thing that means the whole world to her, and to me too, because it is a sign of trust.
My heart is full.