Outside my window… it’s been hitting 90 degrees by mid-morning the last few days. The A/C in the living room is a wonderful luxury.

I am thinking… about whether an ant farm would be a good idea. We’re studying life sciences this coming year, so I’m on the lookout for projects to go along with it.

I am thankful for… the kindness of relatives who have bought us books for this year.

From the learning rooms… we’re down to just working on a few subjects for the rest of the summer. “New Book Day” is coming up in September!

From the kitchen… I should probably bake bread today, but it just feels so hot already. Maybe I’ll put that off until tomorrow…

I am wearing… denim shorts and a t-shirt. My feet are staying in the trusty purple crocs until my package arrives!

I am creating… a Scripture memory box for the kids and I. Simply Charlotte Mason has a whole memorization system that uses index cards. Having a system already in place should make consistent practice easier. I’ve been enjoying picking out verses to memorize and writing them on cards!

I am going… to have fun with this box of books and curriculum that arrived today! Is there anything like the smell of books? They should make a candle with that scent.

I am reading… Back to Homeschool by Misty Krasawski. Take a look at her blog. You might want to consider her e-book too, I’m on day three and it’s good so far!

I am hoping… that Little Guy grows out of the ear-piercing scream stage sooner, rather than later. Now that I think about it, all three of the older ones did the screaming thing at this age. How did I forget that?

I am hearing… “When are we starting our new books?” from my kiddos. That’s enough to make any home educating Mom smile!

Pondering these words… “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” ― Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Around the house… BOOKS! Piles of beautiful books!

One of my favorite things… Tea. Earl Grey. Iced!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Staying cool, sorting books, and writing.

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