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Ready for Break

I know that school just started (well, to clarify - the school year with its activities just got started. We school year-round. The addition of activities just makes it harder to get school done! That's the life of the unsocialized homeschooler!) Speech and debate take a fair amount of time. Therese and Mary-Catherine not only have dance, but Therese also assists in three classes of 3-7 year olds, so it really feels like we live at dance. The only reason we aren't there five days a week instead of four is because Debate takes the entirety of Thursday evening-night.

In any case, I'm already at the point where I want time off! The Crew year is winding down (my last two reviews for 2014 will come next week!). I have been on the Crew since 2010 and can't imagine my life without it (the weeks between the last reviews and finding out if we have been selected for the new Crew year are probably the longest of the year for Crewbies!). The girls' dance teachers are choreographing Christmas dances. It feels like vacation should be imminent! And yet the calendar says it's only early November! I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me want to vacate. Maybe it's the cooler weather. Maybe it's the time change. Maybe it's the fact that I'm basically a sloth. I really just want to sit and knit all day.

Speaking of knitting all day, Henry has taken up beading as a hobby and he made me some beautiful stitch markers. Typically I use toddler hair elastics (the small plastic ones you can get for $1 for 500 of them) because I have never wanted to pay for the beautiful beaded ones. This morning, though, he gave me these!


I love having a talented husband! I'm not even threatened by the fact that he is so much more clever and crafty than I am! (He's also a better baker and sewer -- and secure enough in his masculinity to admit it!)

I guess the irony of my wanting a break is that I really dread the holidays, so my break comes at the expense of having to deal with them...maybe I'll just knit through them :-/

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