Today was the first day of school for the public schools. You can see the neighborhood school from my bedroom window. There were crowds of cars unloading parents with children in tow. For us, we'd been schooling off and on all year. There's no real "summer vacation". However, we had been off for the past two weeks for a family visit. Last week I took off to recover from the family visit (as much fun as we had, there was a lot of cleaning before their arrival and then lots of fun stuff late into the night with Ben's family). I have plans to post about their visit, but it will have to wait.
We did start back to school today and it went relatively well. My original plans had been to start slowly in July with the 3 basics and then integrate more and more into our days until all subjects were being studied. I had intended this to all happen by the end of this month. Well, the end's upon us and we're not there yet. So, September it will be. I'm excited to start. I have a to-do list a mile long to accomplish, but I know it will all happen in due time.
I do have to remember to start my morning in prayer asking for Our Lady's intercession throughout the day. She is our patron after all (Our Lady Queen of Peace).
This is a rambly post. I'm leaving you with a completely unrelated photo of the sky at sunset tonight.