Breathing Lessons

Summer has taken a deep breath and let out a cool breeze. Cool enough to drape blankets and quilts over the backs of our favorite resting spots.

green chair, green blanket

I too am taking a deep breath, inhaling my newly found personal time, exhaling into my newly acquired personal space. Five whole hours every day and the house to myself. Breathe in, breathe out. Ahhhh.

There are floors to be scrubbed and green beans to be pickled. Terry Gross will keep me company with her breath of Fresh Air.

old quilt on love seat

When my work is done, I'll settle down in this cozy location to graft the toe on sock #2. Later today when the kids get home, we'll take this quilt outside and spread it on the grass in the shade. Avery will do her math homework, Aidan will practice drawing little a's and b's, and I will cast on baby sock #2. Perhaps tonight we'll snuggle under this same quilt and read a few chapters together.

Take a deep breath in, exhale slowly. I think I'll get used to this new schedule just fine.


  1. enjoy those quiet moments!

  2. I really admire you. I had read your previous post about putting 'em on the school bus and I couldnt find words.

    My daughter is 5.5 and our homeschooling endeavor has finally become 'official' as she would qualify for kindergarten this month. I know that her wanting to go to school could be a reality one day..one that I am honestly terrified of, but your journey somehow makes it all okay. No matter what. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Those quiet moments sound so sweet. Your comfy spots look so welcoming!! Perfect for a cup of tea and a good book or a knitting project.

  4. awesome quilt, and enjoy the reading time.

  5. wow, this sounds alot more serene than my life right now. Enjoy!

  6. I remember so well when all three of my kids were in school and there was "silence". It was so cool, and for some reason even a small nap seemed more relaxing. But then sometimes it was TOO quiet, depending on the mood I was in.

    Those first days were hard though, leaving them at school, until I found how much they loved it:)

  7. sounds like perfection to me. i just took a deep breathe with you. enjoy your sweet time.


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