Cherry Blossom Season

I love cherry blossom season in Animal Crossing, and I especially love it in Pocket Camp this year, because it allowed me to take a picture of my favorite penguins, Roald and Aurora!

Time Has Lost All Meaning

Last week, the Fab Five and I baked cookies. Actually, that’s not really news…we’ve been baking cookies a lot more recently. But these cookies were special, because they were sugar cookies, and we had frosting and sprinkles to decorate them

That’s not the only reason they were special, though. These are the sugar cookies we were supposed to bake at Christmas and never got around to. So I decided in January that we’d bake sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day instead, and I bought the frosting and sprinkles with that in mind. You guessed it…time got away from us again, so last week we finally got out our spring cookie cutters and got to work. In the end, we had what were originally supposed to be Christmas cookies, decorated in the colors of Valentine’s Day, but in cheerful spring shapes, baked during our time of isolation due to COVID-19.

Time truly has lost all meaning!

Sartorial Saturday–Mary Blair March Before & After

I already shared a wrap-up of this year’s Mary Blair March outfits, but I want to take a moment to look at the differences between March 1st and March 31st, even though I was wearing the same Harley planes print dress both days.

At the beginning of the month, I got a major haircut. Including BANGS. I can’t even remember the last time I had bangs, and while I’d been talking about doing it for months, I was pretty scared to actually go through with it, because I was worried I’d be be instantly filled with regret. But I LOVE them! I also had some ear piercings done early in the month. This is another thing I’ve thought about doing for a long time, and like the bangs, I’m glad I finally went through with it! I’m also really, really happy I had both things done before everything locked down, because who knows when I would have had another opportunity?

Obviously, the world we live in also changed a lot from March 1st to March 31st, to the point where it is now almost unrecognizable. Nothing is the same anymore. So I feel like these superficial, physical changes are a good metaphor for the events of 2020 so far, only mine are a lot more pleasant, with a lot less permanent ramifications!

2019-20 School Year–Week Twenty-Nine

Another week displaced in time!

Who even knows what we did this week? I do know that Turkey and Bunny learned about secant and cosecant waves in pre-calculus. In physics they studied Coulomb’s Law. They also began a study on Elizabethan poetry and prose.

Ladybug learned about sine, cosine, and tangent in pre-algebra. In history, she learned more about Napoleon (which also lead to a study of the 1812 Overture) and Waterloo. She finished the chapter on cellular energy in science.

Chickadee started measuring in centimeters. She also read Greg’s Microscope. She finished the chapter on Jupiter in science.

We also had fun making some sidewalk art to brighten our neighbors’ days…it seems like everyone is out walking more now!

I think next week, even though we won’t have the church commitments we were originally planning on, will be a short week. Maybe regrouping will help a bit!

Chickadee Thursday

I’ve really relaxed my rules on screen time lately, which I’m sure makes me a horrible mother in the eyes of some, but it makes me happy to see my children enjoying playing games like Minecraft or Animal Crossing: New Horizons together, and let’s face it, there’s not a whole heck of a lot else going on right now!

Sartorial Saturday…On a Tuesday?–Mary Blair March

Here we are, at the end of another Mary Blair March. I think we can all agree that we’ll be glad to see this horrible month come to an end, but at least the fashion was good, even if I was all dressed up with no place to go for most of March! Here’s a look back at the outfits I put together this year:

I began and ended the month with my favorite Mary Blair piece from Pinup Girl Clothing: The planes print Harley swing dress. I think my favorite outfit, though, was the Animal Crossing themed one I wore on New Horizons release day. I also made a point to wear my lime green shrug as much as possible, because I think it pairs with my different Mary Blair pieces in a way that really displays the spirt of her color theory. Each of these items always brings a smile to my face, which was something I really needed this month, but I’m hopeful that next Mary Blair March will see me wearing them to some of my favorite locations that aren’t my home!

Quote of the Day

I love this passage from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster!

“In this box are all the words I know…Most of them you will never need, some you will use constantly, but with them you may ask all the questions which have never been answered and answer all the questions which have never been asked. All the great books of the past and all the ones yet to come are made with these words. With them there is no obstacle you cannot overcome. All you must learn to do is use them well and in the right places.”

Chalk Art

We spent some time outside today, making some chalk art for the sidewalk in front of our house. Here’s a look at a few of my contributions (I never claimed to be an artist!):

I hope they brighten someone’s day!