Cozy and grateful

The title is how I have felt this week. For the first time in months, we have had a pretty calm week without lots of plans. It has felt so good being close to home and catching up on things here.

We have been doing a lot of reading and homeschool. In the afternoons we are relaxing and playing in the pool.

The weather has been extremely hot, so I am very grateful I have a pool!

I still have not weeded. It is extremely hot, unless we are in the pool, we are inside.

Tonight I made spaghetti. I used sauce I canned last year. I also had homegrown green peppers, onions, basil, parsley and fresh zucchini. On the side, we had garlic bread and roasted broccoli with melted mozzarella on it.

Earlier we read Little House on The Prairie. It always makes me laugh because I can hardly get through a few paragraphs without the kids interrupting me and wanting to talk about Laura. They love her so much! They play House and pretend to be Laura and Mary, they always reference her too.

They are sponges! They are listening and really absorbing the material. I thought it was really cute because Ava reminded me today about how Laura’s daughter, Rose, built her parents a house to live in but they didn’t like it.

This is true! Rose made a lot of money as an author and wanted her parents to retire nicely. She bought land half a mile away from their farm house and ordered a Sears house they built. It is the “Rock House” as many people call it. It had modern amenities like a bathroom and shower. After living there 6 years they decided to go back to their farm house ion Rocky Ridge! They wanted to live more simple.

Thanks to YouTube, I have been able to show the kids all of Laura’s homes. They also love watching the series too.

Another little thing Ava remembered was Laura and Mary eating the pigs tail and thinking it was a delicacy. We giggled at that!

Most of the week has been spent relaxing. I have been catching up on laundry somewhere in between, and trying to deep clean room by room. I have been so unmotivated! My room is half done. There are dishes in my sink as well, so hopefully I can get caught up by tomorrow!

I did manage to catch up on laundry and had 3 loads on the line today!

It has felt really nice staying close to home and making this week slower paced. This weekend I am thinking about taking the kids to the drive in! They always have a lot of fun going!

I made this salad for lunch today and it was so delicious! I think we have only one pound of strawberries left!

As far as garden updates go, today I pulled some more onions, got some cherry tomatoes and more beans. My purple beans are just about done, which will be nice to clear that area and think of something else to put in its place.

We shelled some beans and are keeping some seeds for next year!

The girls had so much fun doing this!

I am going to try and blog more. I would love to blog about what we are doing daily, but sometimes it just slips my mind.

I hope you are staying cool!

Xo,

Missy

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