Our days have been quite chilly, downright "freezing" and the wind just keeps on blowing strong, but that doesn't seem to stop the daffodils from blooming. Signs of spring sneaking a peak at the world! It is deceiving looking out the window each morning. The sun streaming in our bedroom windows gives the impression that it is warm, until that is, I walk outside. Brisk, but bearable, I got out this morning, camera in hand, to capture all of our blooming daffodils. It made me especially thankful for the beautiful creation that God has given us. More especially that there is a time and a season for everything. . .
Chocolate muffins are on the menu for breakfast - a favorite of several in the clan. Piano lessons and ballet are our agenda for today. I think that an art drawing of the flowers in the front beds should also accompany our learning for the day. Home learning allows for just such a relaxed environment. Hannah is reading "Ralph the Mouse," even though she thinks it is a "boy's book."
What turned out to be an evening dinner at my Dad's house, turned into receiving a surprise birthday present - he made me this absolutely gorgeous drying rack after I enviously (I almost hate to admit that I jealously coveted a drying rack) admired my step-mother's the last time we were over visiting. It holds one full load of towels or clothing. It is a goal of mine to wean ourselves off of our dependency upon electricity. Just one more step on my ladder of accomplishments to making my life more simplified.