Life is moving very fast. I may have to stop trying to slow it down, because I’m not successful at it. Maybe this is a clue that I have to learn to take it as it is and not worry about a life speed ticket!
In our homeschool, we are working on finishing some planned things, tying some loose ends, but without any urgency. When I look back I see how much they both have grown, not only intellectually, but also physically and spiritually. These past months in particular have been such a blessing. It’s sad some goals in life are at a conflict, and for every action and decision, there’s many consequences, and not all of them are pleasant. I’m still at peace with my decisions. The changes have come as the culmination of many different factors, and all of it has brought quiet and joy, and more vision.
We bought a pop up camper to tow, and we are eager to try it out, and you all will know when that happens, count on it!
This summer is looking nice. We have several nice things going on for the girls, Steve, for myself, and for all of us as a family.
One of those projects is very special, the translation of Mind to Mind, and the wonderful group of volunteers I recruited has almost finished with their part. This summer, Lord willing, I’ll be revising and editing the translation, and at some point, some of us will be formatting the text to publish it on e-book and paper. End of this year, or beginning of next, and Mind to Mind published in Spanish should be a materialized dream.
I have another translation I started to do with a very good friend, but sadly we have not done any work for it in months. I need to get back to that translation of that book written by a woman of courage and a loyal friend.
My readings this year have been quite good (Catch 22. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Makioka Sisters, Middlemarch, City of Tranquil Life). I’m close to finish another remarkable book, Isaac and his Devils, by Fernanda Eberstadt, a great coming of age character driven novel (my favorite type of novel), where what happens is of no importance, and yet the way it’s told makes it so remarkable and significant.
After Isaac and his Devils, I will plunge into this title with my friend Heather, Our Friend Manso, El Amigo Manso, by Galdós. I love to make my friends into Galdós fans, currently I’ve done so with Linda and Heather. A novel with the topic of education, with Galdós as its author, I’m in. (If you read Spanish, this ebook is free, as many other of his titles).
A few years ago, we had a first gladiolus in the summer, and last year they became two. They are in bloom, as regal as ever.
All but one of our tomato plants are doing great. There’s nothing as tasty as home grown tomatoes, plain truth.
The fig tree is replete of figs, and it reminds me of the out-pour of blessings we receive constantly in our life.
Last photo is of the road side, clothed with our beautiful wildflowers, Indian paintbrush, Verbena, wild sunflowers of different kinds…