How are we in the last week of August? This month has positively flown by. These last few days have been busy ones with a wedding on Saturday, all of the regular weekend church services, a barbeque at a friend's beautiful new house on Sunday afternoon, a movie date with my mother-in-law on Sunday evening, house cleaning (in preparation for my father-in-law's visit this week), and a full week of school and violin.
We are reaching the end of our first month of homeschooling three little ones and it is going well. I am glad that we began a bit early, mostly because of the plans we have in October, but also because it gave us time to adjust to our school work before the September start of some of the classes we attend. It's hard to transition right into school, classes, and activities.
Despite the busyness of our weekend, I still found a bit of time to bake. I made a plum torte with some locally picked plums from the farm stand up the road (this was served at coffee hour on Sunday after Liturgy), a blueberry custard pie (we brought this to our friend's barbeque), and finally a peach, nectarine, and blueberry torte (I used the last of the peaches and nectarines we picked a few weeks ago in this version of the plum torte). I would like to get a few more pounds of peaches and nectarines from the orchard near us, but I'm not sure if that will be possible. We'll be plucking rosy apples off the trees next!