Finally finished the Juliette Gordon Low show for the Puppet People. It’s fabulous. There will be performances, and a video production to orchestrate, but the serious crunch is over. Little Boy is adjusting to NOT going to the puppet studio every afternoon. He’s a little let down about it, but he’s decompressing nicely.
Little Boy and his best friend O, wearing puppet monster feet. Good times, good times.
Now that our big puppet project is over, we have more hours in the week available to do school type stuff. We’ve got another solar energy experiment to try, writing to practice, and lots of books to catch up on.
Our favorite part of homeschooling is the dress code.
We’ve got seeds to plant (corn, cantaloupe, pickling cucumbers), and a few seedlings to transplant. Water the garden, weed the strawberry patch, re-mulch the beds that the chickens got into (grrr!).
Seeds started in saved containers. Red bell pepper, cilantro, parsley, chives, basil, holy basil, cucumber.
We’ve got fleas. Uch. The Herban Cowboy and I spent Sunday shaking rugs and blankets, sweeping, spraying, vacuuming and moving furniture. I’m so annoyed with the fleas, but FINE. Whatever. I should thank the fleas for lighting a fire under my butt and forcing me to clean my house. As much puppet stuff as we’ve been doing, housecleaning has definitely fallen by the wayside. All that’s really left to tackle is the bathroom….
Clean kitchen with flowers from the azalea bushes out front (picked especially for Mommy).
The flea problem is unfortunately going to require toxic chemicals. Frontline or some crap like that. As for the chickens, they need their coop cleaned, but it’s a little thing, so it only takes about 15 minutes to scoop it clean and throw fresh wood shavings in there.
SO glad we went with the small coop.
The To Do List is long today. But the good news is, the Herban Cowboy will be home by lunchtime. Which means there will be twice as many hands working the To Do List, and twice as much playing when we’re done with the chores.