* Six deliriously happy little girls
* Unspeakable amounts of chocolate and sugar and artificial dyes
* Balloons and presents and streamers
* My much-needed nap after everyone went home (yes, I needed a nap even with Amazing Betsy jumping in and acting like the best Kindergarten teacher you could imagine. It seems like just a breath ago that Betsy turned seven ... now there is nothing seven about her. Sigh.)
And now, Ramona is officially, truly, madly, deeply seven.
Here she is, working on party invitations:
School planning continues. My head is spinning -- I have two teenagers and a second grader. When did that happen? Somewhere between camping and unspeakable amounts of chocolate.
And speaking of truly, madly, deeply that's how much I love Teaching Textbooks. And no, I am not fickle. I am simply spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of math books available ... the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat (cue the calculator smashing into the wall.)
No Teaching Textbooks for Ramona, though. I'm more informal in second grade, though she's requested a workbook with a princess on it. I can handle that.
Work, work, work ... write, write, write ....
I have an article about novenas in the September/October issue of OSV's The Catholic Answer. My article is not available online (though other great stuff is, so be sure to visit the link) unless you're a subscriber. So subscribe already!
Stuff we're reading and about which I'll write more soon:
Chocolate Unwrapped: The Surprising Health Benefits of America's Favorite Passion (thanks, Lissa)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals(thanks, Maria)
The City of Emberseries.
I have a new virtual coffee cup up there. Do you like it?
My time is up.