As I have said before, my recipe for sanity is to "take it outside!" (and run in for your camera)
create an outside picnic area, covered and shaded. add ambiance, books, food, knitting. Above candle is an Oscar creation, a surprise gift after returning home from the grands. I did have to beg to light it and it is really lovely, I love the (vintage) buttons!
With Oscar's homeschooling group, we took a field trip out to our beloved Alpaca Farm.
and saw our favorite, Prize.
All the kids participated in making their own felted bookmarks.
ah, and speaking of felt and alpacas. Our very own Prize is finally finished! We returned home and he was stuffed and sewn back together.