Cooking is too much like work to me. I thank God for a husband who enjoys cooking and for a daughter who absolutely loves it! (I think the culinary gene actually skipped a generation, and went straight from my mom to my daughter.)
However, around mid-September, something strange starts happening in me. Call it a madness if you’d like, but I am supernaturally changed into this odd wife/mother who actually desires to cook and bake for her family. (Weird, I know!)
Early this week it happened. The rains came in, drenching our yard with heavy downpours for a couple of days and lowering the temps to the mid-50s in the mornings.
This is the view from our back deck of the pouring rain in the woods. You can’t really tell it’s raining — it just looks sort of foggy. But it’s raining. And I got drenched (and laughed at by my sons) taking this picture…just thought you’d like to know.
I pulled out the crock pot.
But I made her (and the rest of the family) all happy again when I showed them this:
Yes, folks, that was the highlight of our week – the new trailer for The Hobbit. I had Alec hook up my laptop to our TV so that my husband could watch the trailer on the “big screen.” (It’s the little things that keep our romance ablaze! Hee hee!) And we watched it over and over. We are one of “those” families who will line up for the midnight showing in December. We are geeks, and we are not ashamed to admit it.
I’m sorry to disappoint you if you were expecting me to tell of my kids’ great academic accomplishments this week. The truth is it was school as usual. Nothing thrilling to report — except The Hobbit trailer.
Oh, and lest I forget, Alec has brought down the fall decorations from the attic…
…with the help of Lilibet, the cat!
Linking today with:
– Homeschool Mother’s Journal at iHomeschool Network
– Collage Friday hostess Mary at Home Grown Learners
– Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
– No Fear Homeschool High School at The Daisy Head
Alisha Gratehouse is an artist, art instructor, minister’s wife, and homeschooling mom of three. Her days are filled with creating, painting, writing, drinking lots of tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting forth into song. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.