Monday, September 1, 2014


When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive, to breathe, to think,
to enjoy, to love.

~Marcus Aurelius


The long weekend brought
my favorite six year old!
There were early mornings,
and wearing funny hats,
watching movies and reading
my favorite book as a child.
Making smoothies and her
discovering I put spinach
in them [oops],
making the best pot holders ever,
a son hanging my pallet shelves,
a return of the heat and humidity,
and trying to catch dragon flies [or
fairies if you believe hard enough].
I love that little girl!
Today brought the first day of school
since a certain young man was ready to
start. I have also been informed he
wants to double up on mathematics,
the one subject I really don't like, sigh.
Oh well, it's going to be a great year,
I can feel it!
Weekending with Karen


  1. What a nice weekend. Your grand daughter is so cute and your son so handsome. I am curious about your son's home school classes. Do you design your own curriculum or are they online classes available through your district or a national charter school like K-12. Just wondering. My youngest took some online classes from the district although he also attended school but he liked the online classes a lot and is now considering online college. Have a good week and good luck with all that math (not my strong subject either).

    1. Thank you Deb.
      For school I design our curriculum, there are core subjects I must cover to graduate in SC, but other than that it's up to me. We are taking several on line classes this year for Literature, History and Computer Science so Alex will receive duel college enrollment. I am hoping he can complete college without going into debt.

  2. What beautiful portraits you have taken of your adorable granddaughter & your handsome son. Your enthusiasms for the coming year is contagious ...hope it is indeed a great year for all!

  3. So happy you got to spend some time with your favourite little one Tracey. Looks like the two of you had a great weekend. Love the weaving :)

    I love how your son was ready to jump in. Enjoy your homeschooling year.

  4. What a great weekend! I can imagine how much fun you had with your granddaughter, she's precious! Have a good start into the school year!

  5. Nice Pictures-Alex and Emerson are great-looking kids!

  6. What we do for our kids :) I know you will be fine in the math department!! Loved seeing E and my oh my she grows so quickly each time I see her happy face!!

  7. what a fun weekend....and what funny hat did you get to wear??? I know you'll miss her (and all the antics!)...we'll miss her sweet little smile in your posts! good luck with the math.....keeps you on your toes, too!

  8. Looks like you had your hand full- full of good things and your beautiful family. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead Tracey- I am feeling a little anticipatory...I always do when school starts. Love your images today.

  9. Emmerson gets more and more beautiful each time you post pictures. So hard to believe she is six! I loved making those pot holders when I was little. I think Ree would like them too...maybe this winter. The heat & humidity came back here this weekend too and it's been brutal!!! Good luck with the math...that is my least favorite subject!

  10. That sounds like a wonderful weekend! Double math!? Oy!

  11. Beautiful quote Tracey. Amazing dragonfly photo! The heat and humidity has finally reached us in PA - yuck.

  12. sounds like an awesome weekend. <3

  13. Oh summer is coming to an end, but it looks like you all had a fun summer! The potholders look cute! I :)

  14. Oh Tracey - what a special last summer weekend you've had the privilege of enjoying. Reading of all that you and your favorite 6 year old did makes me want to ask, "may I come to play, also?"

    Loved seeing the picture of your son also!

    Have a lovely autumn, Tracey

  15. That dragonfly picture is really beautiful!

  16. You know how to have fun. Yes, breathing and living are gifts.