There are plenty of other things to do around here this summer that don't involve mucho mullah. Here's my rundown:
*go through all those totes in the basement and get rid of all the outgrown & unwanted clothing
*add a couple pear trees to the orchard (I HEART my orchard!)
*make a sitting area on the lawn somewhere...maybe in place of the
*Waldorficize the backyard. I'm not very Waldorf, not very Waldorf at all, but I can't help but get super pumped when I think of all the possibilities. I'm thinking wash station, fairy village, x-tra large xylophone, modified teepee...
*clear out the baby barn of all our junk, sell it and use the money to turn the building into a chicken coop/goat barn.
*make eyes at Richard and ask for forgiveness for buying a goat. :)
*charm Richard into loving and accepting the animals as part of our children's education by making a spectacular goat cheese quiche.
*finally, after 7 years of living here, install the deck (which we have) so that we can use the "out" door in our bedroom. This leads me to imagine a cute little serving trolley that will stay by the door in our bedroom which I can stock with mini-coffee maker, cookies and good books to entice us to actually use the deck.
*on the school front, I'm nixing summer vacation. After the March break meltdowns, I'm not going there again! Let's face it, though - the kids need a break, and so do I. Since a change is as good as a vacation, we're going to mix things up a bit to have a little fun while still staying in the school groove. We're going to do some wildcrafting (another reason I love my house. I know exactly where in the woods the mint, yarrow, burdock, etc grows.) and start on Story of the World. I'm giddy just thinking about it!
I can't wait for summer!!