In my last post on Simple Homeschool I talk about throwing the schedule out the window and hitting the trail now and then. For sanity sake.
And I meant it.
This weekend the kids and I did just that.
We bailed on lessons on Thursday and cut out of town quite on a whim. We rolled back in late Monday afternoon.
Edited to say: can I say "cut out of town" anymore? Because, well, we live in the country. Regardless, you get the idea.
Five magical days in the woods, in the rain, in the color-drenched north woods.
Falling asleep early and waking up slow.
It was bliss.
We spent much of our time in the cabin working on some extraordinary Halloween costumes. (Extraordinary. For real.)
The rest of our days were spent in the woods, by the river, and around the campfire.
And then this morning I wandered down to the river with my tea warming my hands to find the autumn leaves reflected in the water – whole swaths of the river glowing a brillaint orange.
And the geese were flying south overhead.
And the colored leaves, dancing all around me.
It was almost too much.
Oh, happy, soul-feeding, color-dreanched, extended weekend.
I love you.
In every possible way.