The expression "the best laid plans of mice and men" has been going through my head during the last couple of weeks. When I had originally written the first part of my Summer Schedule post I had visions of planning the schedule during the next two nights and sitting down to one of the children's waldorf water color paintings and writing out our schedule. Somehow that never happened and for the first time in our lives we entered the whirlwind of summer. How can it be July already?
Cerys had circus camp for two week, Dave went to England for eight days and between all of that we are somehow at the 7th of July without a schedule. Are we coping? I think we are.
A few things are so very different than our life up in Seattle. It's sunny practically every day. We have so many more options, at least for me. When it's cloudy and cold in the summer I tend to hibernate and feel sorry for myself. Really sorry for myself. Here in Sonoma County we still feel that we are on vacation even though we've lived here for over 10 months.
I'm working from home which also changes everything. Cerys is reading all the time and Keiran is starting to play on his own more building bows and arrows and he's discovered his skill in making art sculpture from paper. Yesterday he made an ice skater but placing paper clips on his paper feet. Keiran then moved the skater around on his paper ice skating rink by placing a magnet underneath.
It's almost as if our unschedule is enough for us this year. We are all at peace doing our own thing. We come together at meals, we take outings out to the library and farmer's market but overall we all understand each others needs this year. We have a camping vacation planned at the end of the month. We are driving quickly down to San Lous Obispo and taking the 101 North to home. If anyone knows of some great campgrounds and thrift stores along the route, I'd love to hear them. I still think it will be a special summer for us all.
I'm hoping to start a project with the children this week. I picked up this thrifted Letterpress box for $5 from a sale. What do you all think of filling the backs with the vintage wrapping paper I picked up from the Christmas sale? Little rectangles of paper in possibly each square? Or just some of the squares. Next I plan on placing a little nail in each one and use the Letterpress Box as a jewelry display.
Do you think it would work?