The weather here, as in many other places in the USA, has been COLD!! I have not felt air this cold since I lived in North Dakota (and I have found myself missing the winters there!).
On Thursday and Friday all the schools in our area canceled school because of the cold. (Something that does NOT happen in North Dakota!). Being that we homeschool, we do not have to cancel school. However, on Thursday, I gave in and took the day off of school - at least with the little ones. Rachel, the driven one, did school anyway. She hates to miss school - seriously!
So, what do you do when it is too cold to go out and you have 5 kids sitting inside the house? Well, we made bread - 6 loaves. Made a loaf of banana bread - because the bananas needed to get used up - SOON. Then we snuggled under the blankets in the front room and read The Long Winter. We found ourselves shivering as we read of Laura's long winter. We also found we have NOTHING to complain about, and we put in loads of laundry every 45 minutes into the story. It was a wonderful way to pass a cold winter day. In the evening Rob and I practiced some music for our upcoming meeting next week. It was great to be together, while the older kids played a game at the kitchen table, and the younger ones played under our feet in the piano room.
Today, I am finishing up laundry and taking care of a sick baby - seems she found a cold somewhere. UG. It has been nice being home - snuggled in close and enjoying each other's company. Trust you are staying warm with your family - and getting in some good reading to boot. Thanks so much for stopping by.