So homeschooling. Ya. It's kind of a combination of fun and exhausting just like online dating this past year has been fun and awful. I'm always up for the challenge. C and I did our first field trip along with the North Short homeschooling community last month in hopes of making some connections, learning some stuff, getting out of the house and most importantly, selecting the perfect pumpkin. Yes, this post is a tad overdue.
It was a great little outing. We've been to Applebarn before but it was nice to take the school trip route and learn a little about the applesorter and the cider press. The best way to keep C entertained when things weren't really going on was to pass him the camera or my iPhone, ahem. I tried my best to avoid the latter but he did start to connect with a few other boys when he opened Minecraft. Hey, I'm learning too.
This little trip turned out to be the first time I open up my dad's camera that I inherited. Having my dad's camera there brought some fond memories back from a little trip C and I took with my dad a few years ago to Chudleigh's Apple Farm in Milton when we were visiting, before he got sick. It was like a little piece of dad was with us that day and it was sweet. As sweet as caramel apples on a stick.
I'd like to stay on top of my homeschooling adventures a little more here. But then all this talk of apples reminds me of the amazing autumn apple sangria that I had last night with a girlfriend over great chats and laughs and I'm thinking I'd rather post about that. It takes a good balance of both to make this mama feel complete. XO. Suzanne