Matt has off for the rest of the week.
And you know what THAT means...
We'll be busy....working.
Yes, while some people go to villas by a sandy beach (Elizabeth!) or to A New York State Fair that has enough adventure for a week (Abigail!) or on a trek to the mountains or on a cruise or- ANYWHERE AT ALL....on OUR vacation days we stinkin' work.
(You can probably guess how much I LOVE working harder and seeing my husband LESS on his "vacations" than when he is at work.) But alas, it is my lot in life.
Some day I dream setting money aside every year to take a few days off where we go away on adventures. I wouldn't go to Disney World or the beach (okay, maybe ONCE the beach) but instead, I would travel to intriguing places. Places where I could easily justify the trip as schoolwork.
The Grand Canyon, Gettysburg, Glass Beach, Tasha Tudor Museum, the Creation Museum, Yellowstone, the Sequoia National Park, The Warfield Fossil Museum and Dig site, a safari...(Okay.must.stop.dreaming.)
ANYWAY. Matt has big plans to saw up a bunch of lumber.
And when I say a bunch, I mean.... a bunch.
Meanwhile, when I am not making sure little limbs are getting cut off by a bandmill, I will be working on a few projects of my own.
1) Organizing the school room and getting a plan for the coming month of school and ordering books already.
2) Canning tomatoes.
3) Switching over summer/winter clothing and sorting through the bins of clothing. (This is a BIG one because the bins are now across the road in the Granary.)
Speaking of that last one- do you remember what my big project was last year? The big, huge, hot, sweaty one that took practically all summer?
Organizing the Granary and all the clothing bins to be in order by gender and size. It was great.
A week or so ago I went up to the Granary- the children had disappeared in there for days upon days and I was thankful for their busyness and productive playing. I figured with all the tidy, clean, open floor space, they were coloring or playing cards or something.
Little did I know- they were UNDOING all my hard work by making a "house" full of tunnels and rooms. They took clothes out to "decorate", unloading a bunch of shoes to make a shoestore and made tunnels leading from the "boy" room to the "girl" room and down to the lower level.
It was really kind of awesome.
Except NOT awesome for me.
So- while I will be sorting and switching clothes (and probably well into Fall), I will be organizing the granary. AGAIN.
This time though, I think I will build a tunnel leading to a hidden room inside the "organized space". Maybe that will give them enough 'secret fort' to leave the organizing to me.
PS. We are a no-animals-in-the-house kind of family.
And yet, Percival doesn't seem to mind ignoring that rule. Every.Time.Someone.Opens.The.Door.