Some time to reflect on the last week and share some things that have made me grateful.
No time to be depressed when you are happy for what you have.
learning a new skill to enhance our nature walks and exchanges. *new blog post to follow*
finally getting custody of Mark's bird from his mother's house. She is fitting it quite nicely however we are having to work a bit harder than anticipated to socialize her as she sat forgotten for a long time...
my brother graciously buying us a new washing machine 3 times bigger than our previous model that recently caught on fire. Luckily no damage was done to the house after it sparked.
stars made from our goldenrod dyed yarn. These will be for headbands for the Michaelmas seasons.
after a basement flooding due to a broken sump pump I found some old family photos. Anyone else see my brother and Giddy?
finally making the 100 list for homeschooling blogs. Please feel free to check out some of the other blogs here
finally finishing Gid's placenta painting to hang on our wall. Its only 2 years late but finally done!
late night selfies while toddler wearing. It was the only way to save my arms and back from the constant up/down that the little king demanded.
and the most meaningful for last...
yesterday I had the privilege of having my house overrun with laughing/screaming children and a few hardworking men and women to help install a new furnace for us. Our good friend nominated us and Compass Heating and Air came out to install the new Lennox furnace, all for free. It is super small and quiet compared to our 20 year old beast and everyone had a great time despite the crappy weather and setbacks in the install. I feel very blessed right now to still have some good in our not so nice world. This complete build was worth several thousand dollars and it costed more than anticipated as we had even more defective and cracked pieces than we all could have imagined.
Thank you again everyone who made yesterday a success.