With much anticipation, our snow finally arrived this week, and in good blizzard form, too. By anticipation I mean, very much looking forward to hunkering down for yet another week before jumping back into our busy unschooling days. Yes, I admit it, we're still feeling a bit protective of our spaces, our time and our overall desire to be homebodies. At the beginning of (our incredibly full) December, Alex began a new position with a new company, which is all very exciting and positive, but it's changed our routine, our flow, with earlier mornings and later dinners. He loves the change, he's happy, we're happy, it's all good. We're still adjusting our days a bit and it's not a huge challenge, but a little extra attention to our family has been needed.
Meanwhile, we did make one concession to being out and about this week, as Adam began drum lessons. A month or so ago, Adam expressed wanting to explore drumming, and so I signed him up. He has been practicing since then on his drum pad. Olivia would like guitar lessons, which I'm still tracking down, and she would love to pick up piano lessons, again. She was pleased when a big box arrived the day after the storm, containing her guitar case. So though home is cozy, it's not always quiet with all the good sounds being discovered.
Otherwise, we've simply been enjoying the pleasures of home, long discussions, books, winter boot shopping, tea drinking, and nurturing our selves. Part of that caring for myself, was finally, finally, acquiring a much longed for and needed tool--that amazing thing knows as a smartphone. My old cell phone was, well, old. Six years old, and comparatively speaking? Numbah than a hake, deah. And with unschooling and being on the road or waiting for long stretches between the kids' activities, a smartphone is a marvelous tool indeed and one I coveted, intensely. I'm also pretty sure it's smarter than I am, so I know I have a long way before figuring out all its capabilities, but oh, oh, being the geek that I am, I'm thrilled. It also means that I get to use things like the Instamatic app and take
Very soon we'll pick up the busy where we left off, I'm certain. For now, for a few days, we're content to be homebodies. And I heard a storm is in the works for Tuesday. That's just fine by me.