Is it really the last Sunday of August? Our summer is almost over, and I’m just not ready. I always feel like I need a week of break between fair and the start of school, but we’re only going to get a couple days. We start our homeschooling year on Wednesday, and I’m trying not to freak out that I am still waiting on two books for Natalie, as well as the log-in information for her online courses. She isn’t going to be very happy if she has to work on Washington State History all day long for the first few days!
Our weekend went well. Natalie performed at fair on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, making it to the third round for the Grand Revue. Noah received a red ribbon for his photograph, Jonathan received a blue for his painting, and Josiah received a blue as well for his Lego creation. It was a good weekend – but hot. Close to 100 degrees all three days – I’m glad it’s over.
After church today we are headed south to my folks’ house for a sleepover/movie marathon weekend. This will be a good way to end our summer vacation – and also give Kevin a couple of days in a quiet house. We’ll be watching all four Indiana Jones films this time – which still means less movie minutes than last time, when we watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, with extended editions!
I am in the middle of so many books right now. Normally that doesn’t bother me, but with school starting on Wednesday, I’m feeling a bit stretched thin.
~ Forbidden by Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee (very good so far – I’m about halfway through)
~ The Beach Trees by Karen White (2/3 done; loving this as much as I loved On Folly Beach)
~ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (not very far in; reading for Florinda‘s read-along)
~ The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (a lot of fun so far)
~ While I Live by John Marsden (I’m loving finding out more of Ellie’s story)
~ The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (good, but a bit long – could have done with some editing, in my opinion)
~ The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin (adoring this one!)
As you can see, I have my work cut out for me if I want to finish these books in time to start the books I have scheduled for September! What are you reading this last Sunday of the month?