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Family Friday


My new job is going wonderful! There is a giant Beech tree in the playground and some Maples growing along the fence. I find that the Montessori philosophy is something that I have loosely followed all along without realizing that I was doing things in a Montessori way.

We have all but four of our new windows installed. It is a slower process than I would have liked but they are moving along.

This is the kitchen window in my mum’s house downstairs but ours looks similar. The trim still needs to be replaced in all of the windows. Hopefully, that will be done soon.

Because we live in a historic district all home improvements must be approved by the historical committee and there were a limited number of windows to choose from. I just love them and am looking forward to seeing them finished!

On Monday morning I stopped at the muffin shop for a muffin and a cup of coffee before work. I sat on the bench just outside the shop to eat, sip, and enjoy the view of the old Episcopal church on the narrow lane. I am taking advantage of my later work day start and my shorter commute.

As you can see I saved the best for last. I spent Friday night with my granddaughter while my daughter and son-in-law were away at a Willie Nelson concert. She cried a bit…and then we settled down in a rocking chair on the deck and watched the wind rustle the Oak leaves in a very tall tree above us. She slept all curled up to me in my daughter’s bed. I slept…well off and on… waking often to stare at her absolute awe!

My daughter and son-in-law have moved into their new house! They spent a week or so cleaning it and began the move in process on Saturday. It has two beautiful old fireplaces. I spent Saturday helping with clean up and child care duty.


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7 thoughts on “Family Friday

  1. The Montessori philosophy is so wonderful! But only for typically developing children. It’s way too difficult for children with special needs. We do a play based curriculum. ( special ed PreK) with some Montessori style but we def need more structure than a Montessori school. How exciting though that you get to work in one!! A short commute sounds lovely and a muffin with coffee on the way!

    That new home is gorgeous!!! Love fireplaces….we don’t have one. I wish we did!!

    Good luck with the windows and enjoy the weekend!

  2. Your view of the church is beautiful. I would love to sit with a muffin & coffee and just enjoy it. Looks like they bought a lovely house, and what a cute dog they have. Abigail just continues to get more gorgeous.

  3. Nice to have new windows! Or at least it will be when all done. Nice, too, that they’ll fit in with the look of the neighborhood and era. What a sweet picture of your granddaughter. Sounds like a cozy time. That fireplace is gorgeous!

  4. Oh, I love fireplaces!! Maybe some day I can live where I will have a fireplace again.
    I’m glad you enjoyed your time with your granddaughter! So sweet!
    I love coffee shops where I can sit and sip my drink and just relax!
    Have a happy weekend!

  5. How nice to be able to catch your breath and relax before starting your working day. Lots of good things going on for you but yes you did save the best for last. Your granddaughter is adorable.

  6. Love a relaxed start to the work day and enjoying a coffee and muffin outside sounds wonderful. A big reno that takes time is definitely an exercise in patience but your going to love it when it’s all done! What a lovely picture of your granddaughter.

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