We've been back in Colorado for more than a month now and I just cannot seem to get into any sort of a routine. True, there's been unpacking, camping, and that sort of thing--all non-routine-y kinds of things. But I feel like I'm waiting for something, and I'm just not sure what.
We are talking about routine, schedules, the things to be done each day, what needs to be included in our homeschooling days. I love that Toben's a part of that. His perspective is different than mine, and because he's more outside the circle of our school day especially, he can see things more objectively.
As we try to balance schedule and flexibility, we keep coming back to the fact that our family works better when we have a schedule and know what to expect. There are always days where it flies out the window, but having a typical kind of structure works best most days. Especially for the girls.
So we're working it out in our heads, but it's not translated into action yet. Because it's just not quite time to start.
I feel like I wander in circles a lot. I think maybe I just need to sit down and knit. :)
I am reading lots (rereading all the Harry Potter books at the moment and have a HUGE stack of others waiting to be read by my bed), still dealing with the random stuff left in the basement to be dealt with, and am enjoying the freedom and flexibility of summer.
Maybe that's it. Maybe it's just summer and with this being a summer of transition, there's not really a groove to hit. And maybe that's okay. So maybe I'm waiting for fall.
Which is not a bad thing to wait for since I love fall. And having not experienced it in the desert last year, I'm extra excited for it. School, seminary, sweaters, pumpkins, soup, Bible study, Christy coming to visit.
(Groove is a funny word. One of those that when you stop to look at it and listen to it makes you wonder if it's right.)