As I prefer to observe the seasons unscientifically (posh to all the talk of equinoxes and solstices), I have considered this last week of August to be the final week of summer.
I have spent this week...
- Enjoying quiet mornings. Morning's pace picks up once school begins again, so I have been soaking up the slow, leisurely beginnings of days.
- Doing some fun things in the kitchen. On Tuesday, each of us girls had a project. Kati made a luscious pineapple cake. Bekah made chocolate cookies by herself (per her request). And I finally tried my hand at making pesto.
- Celebrating my birthday. Yes, I know I celebrated with my family on Sunday at our triple birthday party, but...when Kati volunteered to make a cake and told me to invite a few friends over... What's a mom to do? I e-mailed some of my homeschool friends, they came, and we were all treated to tea and coffee, cake and fruit, at a beautifully set table. I didn't lift a finger. (Okay, I sliced some strawberries. No big deal.) It was a delightful, relaxing afternoon. Girl time at its best.
- Saying "farewell" to summer in our favorite way. Sipping Frappuccinos and meandering through Barnes and Noble.
Next week Ron is off and Kati is scheduled to have dental surgery, so the week will have quite a different tone. The following week we are back to (home)school and back to routine and back to the time of year that I love most.
How are you ending your summer?