I was just reading this blog and was kind of glad to hear someone else share's those feelings. Tell me, what do you do when it is cold, rainy and home-bound weather to have that Spring and Summer spark back?
I am feeling good at the moment with my essay writing keeping my mind busy, focussed and quite entertained. I have placement for three weeks full time in a close by primary school that pioneered Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden program - so I am quite excited. I wonder how I will feel though by the end of the school holidays when I've had the kids home for two weeks and no full time study.
So to prevent what has often repeated history with the winter blues - I want your suggestions to get me through the rest of this cold, wet and grey season.
Here are some of the bits of preparedness I have been taking to try and prevent the dark cloud from setting.
I ordered myself this book after a lovely friend suggested I'd love it. This is Master S's flower garden, thinking and planning Spring planting is exciting. Albeit the 1/2 acre of land we moved to, he did not want to plant anything in the ground.
Now for a little update on the renovation progress. The kitchen is coming slowly - but we have new stools and can utilise the island bench now.
I've organised the entrance way to the house.
The view from the front door is a bit embarrassing if we have a visitor at the moment. However the more rubbish we throw out means the better the inside is looking! Please excuse the laundry trough! This pile of
crap rubbish is headed for the hard rubbish collection pile.
And lastly I just had to show you this; my little man who avoided all writing and fine motor is taking off in full flight. He is a mathematician aswell I have discovered. Master J has just turned six.
|Master J's "times table" unaided and unprompted, self-motivated work.|
Much love Rach xo