The summer is winding down here at our house, and thought I would share some random thoughts:
Everyone is working hard at their jobs, and I think they are looking forward to getting back to the books. Dear Son 2 doesn't start back until January, but I am hoping he will want to take a class at the college in the Fall term. He wanted to take a class in world religions that he didn't get to because of scheduling issues. This fall might be a good time to pick up that course. I know Dr. P would be glad to have in class again. He also wants to sing in the community choir, and that is great. Dear Son 1 has kept the Greek going with a small group and the Greek prof at the college over the summer. He has really enjoyed that. The other students in the course are close friends, and they all enjoy working through the Scripture together. I am hoping he will come back the choir as well. Virginia has kept the Latin going with me and our group over the summer.She has spent the summer teaching in music camps. She has also been able to do quite a few really neat things with some of her friends. She has taken on the task of making the skirts for the bridesmaids in a friend's wedding. Thanks to Bethany and Miss Jennifer for entertaining questions about how to deal with tension issues on the sewing machine. More on that in another post. So our brains haven't gone too far away on vacation.
M and I have kept up with our summer teaching load fairly well. My online students have really been wonderful. I loved the (traditional classroom) Latin, especially in this second semester when we are getting to some tougher lessons.( I say "second semester" but it is really the 4th semester of the course, just the "second of the summer). We will be having our final this week. I think they are ready for it.
The end of the summer is here, and as always, I haven't done as much as I had wanted to around the house and with my cross stitching, in particular. The boys are having a friend stay with us later in the week, so the housework will get done. I have to get my office in order. I just need a good day to do that.
Last night, I stitched on another row of the 8 squares onto the afghan. It would be nice to finish this before the fall term begins. I have some Christmas projects I need to get started on.
We are all looking forward to cooler weather here. The temps have really climbed the last week or so. We have had lots of rain, and that is GREAT! I wonder what kind of winter we will have? We need one to take care of some of the bugs!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer and staying cool!