It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the United States. If you are an American, I hope you have a good weekend and take a few moments to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. The America section of my shop is filled with patriotic printables and activities, including a few specifically for Memorial Day. If you have A Full Year Shopping Pass, make sure you enjoy using some items from that section!
This Week’s Artwork
Blumenmädchen (Flower Girls) is by German artist Hermann Seeger (1857-1945). I featured another of his paintings, Summerlust, in Week No. 80.
I can imagine what it would feel like there with these girls. I especially like the portrayal of the little girl with her hair up highlighting her neck and cheeks, her blouse, the little red bow, and the way her skirt, legs, and shoes look while she is kneeling.
Remember to constantly be seeking ways to surround yourself with beauty right now. It’s so vitally important.
It’s the end of the month which means I need to go through my pantry and cupboards to look for anything that might be expiring in June. I have a system for putting the soon-to-expire items in one place to help us make a point of using them up. Full disclosure: We still fail at times. But I try and I don’t beat myself up when we fail. Life is challenging enough right now without taking on unnecessary guilt.
I say that so if you have expired things in your pantry, you’ll know you aren’t alone. Don’t get down on yourself either if you are inclined to do so. Use the food if you still can or throw it out if it needs to go. Just do it and move on.
If you need to organize your pantry, here are a few things that will help.
- The Prudent and Prepared Homemaker category
- A Quiet Simple Life Planner and Guidebook has an entire section about your pantry
Growing Our Potatoes In Buckets Update
Remember the russet potatoes we’re growing in buckets for the first time? I shared this picture in last week’s post.
Here they are one week later.
Wow! Even I was shocked when I looked at last week and realized how much they had grown. David went out and took this picture a few minutes ago so I could show you. He’s going to do the first mounding this morning.
I think we might purchase a few more buckets this weekend and put in some cherry tomatoes and something else. We’ve discussed it, but not made any concrete plans at this point.
We don’t have any special weekend plans. David has quite a bit of work right now so he’ll probably need to work today and Saturday. Caroline wanted to watch Pride and Prejudice (1995) again so we started that this week. I would guess we’ll finish it up over the long weekend.
If you have any more ideas to add to the Film and Movie Recommendations For Homeschoolers post, feel free. They can be any favorite movies about any topics, not just the few topics I mentioned. (M – I moved your comment there from another post so people could find it.)
Caroline and I were discussing last night that we’re both in kind of a creative slump so neither one of us have great plans. Maybe we can find a little spark of something! I told her that sometimes we just have to do something to break the inertia and it keeps us moving forward.
I hope you had a good week. What did you do around your home this week? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?