Monday, March 17, 2008
I'm tired at looking at all these words, so here's a picture of the spinning wheel I've started saving up for. It's a Schacht Ladybug. I've been learning to spin on a friend's Schacht Matchless, every Tuesday while Big One has his French lesson. Little plays with Legos in the living room while I spin in her dining room and Big learns French down the hall.
So I crept up to my room today for a couple of hours, to start the fact-checking and editing project I've agreed to do this week. It's clearly going to take some time to figure out how to manage all these competing priorities. You'll never believe what I served for dinner tonight. Smoothies and chips. Really. And the house is a mess. And the dishes are unwashed. And the cats are out of food.
But I earned a little money for my family, and the kids certainly didn't suffer. We still read together, and talked about the news, and did some math reasoning in the car on the way to the library in the morning. Big practiced his recorder, and Little is learning to count his blessings.