Every Thursday, here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
The butcher-block top of my island (read about how we made it here — and see some shocking befores in the bargain!) succumbed to the relentless heat and dryness of winter on the endless steppe of Massachusetts this year. It’s all cracked and sad — I bet you’ve noticed it getting worse over the months, because I take pictures of things on it anyway and forget that it’s not really presentable.
So the Chief tried a fix in situ (you can see it here; I already deleted the pic from my phone). Then he decided no, it’s a take it out to the garage situation. What we have here is the drawers on top of plywood. So good thing it’s grilling season!
Hopefully it will be fixed and ready to go soon.
I’m getting ready to go to Minneapolis to give two talks at the homeschooling conference there (11 and 3 on Saturday). Although I think I’m not the best choice to speak at such an event (I like using old books, and very few of them, remember? I think the vendors will be somewhat anti-Auntie-Leila!), I am excited to talk specifically about the topic of home education. After all, it’s why I started blogging in the first place! So many things go into educating our children.
I’ll be talking about creativity — how we women are called by God to be uniquely and vitally creative — and about a curriculum that’s free and that makes it possible for your family to thrive. I’ll be talking about how making these fundamental ideas your own can transform the world.
If you are anywhere nearby, I hope you will come and say hi! I will be at the Sacred Heart Books and Gifts booth after the talks to meet you and sign books.