A visitor, a play week, and a good book
A fun week on the way...no school! One of those privileges of homeschooling. We started school early in August to be able to take some time off during the year, this week being one of them. My beloved aunt, who is like a big sister to me, is coming to visit from AZ and we're gonna play.
I'm looking forward to endless cups of tea and some rollicking laughter. I don't know if it's our chemistry or what, but my aunt and I can laugh till we're crying. I'm due for some of that! She is one of the neatest people I know and one of my all-time heroes. (She was The Agent that introduced my beloved Hubby to me!) She had a long career in missions, serving in South and Central America, retired now, but still full of the joy and zeal of the Lord. I'm glad SweetPea is going to have the chance to just soak her up this week and glean some treasures.
And wouldn't you know it...we're welcoming her with SNOW! We're due for some tomorrow and more later in the week. Seems too early somehow. Ah, well, once our yard is really cleaned up from fall leaves (they're still falling), then we can go into "cozy" mode indoors.
We just finished reading Escape Across the Wide Sea as a read-aloud. It follows a French Huguenot family in the mid-1600s who have to escape religious persecution and end up on a very long journey to freedom. While the book was neither really long or deep, it was a very compelling story, based on a true story. We learned about the slave trade, sugar plantations in the West Indies, and how the French Christians finally found a place to put down roots in America. A good story--I'd recommend it!