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Day 168 – Spring Rain

Today was such a sweet and simple day. It was overcast and rainy, and the girls and I organized and cleaned the house first thing in the morning. Well, actually, first thing in the morning the girls did their math. BEFORE I even woke up. Amelie has been on this math kick, where she gets up before me, and practices math. Umm. Please tell me what I did to deserve such a child. Anyway, it was a blessing to me, and it made the rest of the day go by very smoothly.

We had a lot of relaxed free time, and so I taught the girls some chords on the piano and guitar and they tried to play together. It would be my dream come true to form a family band!

Later in the afternoon, we read more of Farmer Boy. We read a section about shearing sheep and carding wool, which led to us watching YouTube videos of the practice. Josh and I had talked about getting alpaca someday if we ever have a lot of land, and I thought it would be fun to read about alpaca while we were reading about sheep anyway. Turns out alpaca are about $20K a pop. So no. We will not be getting alpaca.

That’s fine, these girls are happy as larks with Kiwi the Parakeet. And speaking of Kiwi…

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He enjoyed (or hid from?) the lovely spring rain the girls were soaking up today.

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I’m so thankful for this sprinkling and for the way the air is changing. I’m so glad winter is over.

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