I read something recently on the On Being website, which I love and is becoming an integral part of my current self-care regimen, about the culture of busy, and how we should probably try to remember that we are human beings, not human doings. Yesssssss. Lots of time for fermenation. Connecting the dots. Ruminating. I am a big big fan.
But really, there has been a lot of doing as well around here, and without much further ado...please enjoy the hamming, the creating, the physicsing (that's a word, right?), the loving...
Maps! The girls got excited about creating maps for their stint as bees in the Honey for the Heart Parade. They were supposed to be lost, and for props they thought it would be funny if they had maps of elsewhere, so that's what they drew. Narnia and the land of Oz.
Ah! Such a funny writing game. We all wrote three questions and three answers, and they did not have to go together. Then we took turns reading to each other: Eliza would read a question, Ani would read her first answer, we would laugh hysterically, and then Ani would ask me her first question, I'd answer with my first answer...yes, it was ridiculous and so funny.
|physics day on campus|
|Does this happen in your kitchen? A demonstration in favor of cocoa?|
Exploring surface area...
|beauty by eliza|
|So the painters forgot to replace the window screens. |
It means I can see the birds so much better!! Goldfinches.
|"the worm" from Beowulf, made with pennies and connectors|
So sorry to just dump it all here in a pile. It gives you an idea of what my kitchen counter (and desk. and dresser. and bag.) looks like - a bit cluster of magical happenings that I don't want to forget...More order next time, I promise.