Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Little Things

Life is pretty quiet around here right now. The weather is good, but too hot for me, so I'm keeping myself busy with sorting photos, fabrics, piles of assorted papers and all the little untidy areas around the house. Pretty mundane stuff, and I'm feeling the urge to get back to my artwork, so that will happen soon.

Meanwhile Angus and Rosie are totally loving the porch and all the squirrel, chipmunk and insect activity outside the windows. Rosie is an expert at climbing the screens as she goes after a fly or hornet. Poor screens!

Our huge hydrangea bush is in full bloom, and taking over the whole front garden. In the fall we'll cut it back, but for now we are just enjoying all the flowers. 

The day lilies are blooming too - we have a clump in the front garden and another small garden full of them.

My one creative effort this week was to make a math practice book for the student I'm tutoring.
I found a small sketchbook with sturdy pages and covered the cover. A little chart keeps track of his practice, and I put math facts on every page, with answers on the back of the page.

When I gave the book to Jake, I expected him to roll his eyes and complain. Instead, he was quiet for a few moments, then said, "I can't believe you made this for me. Thank you very much!"

That pretty much made my week. What a sweet boy! These are the moments that make teaching a joy!

Hope your week is going well!!


Karen L R said...

not sure which i loved more...the photo of two kitty profiles or the magic you've created with your tutee!

Libby Fife said...

Those quiet moments of glad grace...

What a beautiful garden you have! My goodness but those hydrangea blooms are fantastic:) If I had that sun porch I would just sit there all day with the cats:):):)

sharon said...

Is your hydrangea naturally blue or do you acidify it? It is surely a lovely bush. There's something so soothing about seeing housemate cats sitting side by side watching the world go by. Your photo of them together is a treasure. As are you, miss math tutor extraordinaire!

Anne said...

Great photo of Angus and Rosie. Sounds like they're having a great summer.

I'm so glad that Jake liked his handmade math book. What a wonderful gift!

Your flowers are looking lovely.

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.