Crescent Beach at sunset
This week is the last week of my kids' winter programs, and the first week of our Spring break. The schools here go by trimesters, and we just recently finished our second trimester & portfolio time. As homeschoolers enrolled with a distance learning school that we love, we've been hitting it hard since the first week after New Year's with the books and have been full on with 6 programs a week including drive time from here to there. It's been really fun, and a great use of our time, to pack our schedule during the winter and as we're just getting to know new people. The kids looked forward to every single day because there was something fun (or maybe 2!) to engage in.
For the last few weeks or so, I've been thinking of pulling back here some to reignite some of the interests that I like to write about. I've felt pretty uninspired, but I think it's just because in my personal life has been full. Good, but full, with choosing rest at the end of the day rather than editing photos, drafting possible lists for post ideas and then completing said posts. This year is the year I want to update this rusty old blog (8 years!) and get it all dolled up. First, though, I need and want to have fresh energy and passion and the best idea to get that, from anything, is a little space.
I'll have a post up today at my children's literature review site, The Well-Read Sleepy-Head, and I'll continue with those weekly Thursday posts.
For awhile here, it'll be crickets, but I haven't stayed away permanently in these past 8 years and I have no intention of leaving this blog behind. I do, however, need a bit of cold water in my face and a new view, if you know what I mean. Best to you.