Monday, October 01, 2007
I love October! Next to April it's my favorite month. And actually, April and October a lot alike. They are both gateways to a new beautiful season. Our maple leaves are red already and we're letting our lawn go dormant now. And it is definitely apple-picking time. We almost went last Saturday but time escaped us so we'll have to put it off for a few more days. An orchard near us will let me have all the apples on the ground for free and I plan on taking all I can find, and making lots and lots of applesauce and apple pie filling. Maybe they have pears (I can't remember) ~ we could use some more pear butter... Canning season! Not to mention pumpkins! I'm very excited. I'd like to get a few families to go with us and we can come back to my house for a canning party. Although I could be dreaming. I'm sure not everyone dreams about produce.
It's also at this time of year that I get excited about being a homeschooler. I leaf through the Veritas Press Catalog and practically drool~ such wonderful, beautiful books. I'm working on an Amazon wishlist composed of the books we'll need first. (I love Amazon because you can get the books used and save money. And saving money means more books!) The wish list will be really helpful, especially around Christmas time, I think. Ok, maybe I'm jumping the gun a little. Dabney is 3 now, but very soon, I'll be going through the phonics with her and hopefully she'll be reading within a year. First though, I want to be proficient in the phonics myself.
Happy October everyone!