|From last year...|
And also, of course, Fall to me means Samhain and dark windy nights, beautiful yellow, orange, red, and brown leaves falling and swirling through the air, to be jumped on when they land on the ground, making an incredibly satisfying crunching sound. Fall is candles and year-end (because Fall feels more like the end of the year to me than January) campfires, warm sweaters and knit blankets and sharp air... I miss Summer already, but I love Fall every bit as much as Summer.
This month I'll be away so much I'll probably miss seeing the beginnings of the mass change of leaf colour here, though since I'll be away in both the Toronto area and Vermont, I'll certainly see the changes there. Last year at Not Back to School Camp (in Vermont) I marveled at the changes I could see every day. But, though I'm greatly looking forward to NBTSC, the next trip I'm going on is to the Toronto Unschooling Conference! And (dare I admit it?), I *still* haven't written more than a snippet of the speech I'm supposed to be presenting there. This threatens to send me spiraling, once again, into extreme stress and worry. But, that has not happened yet, so I'll just have to (in a calm and collected manner) write it in the next few days. I certainly have lots to say on the subject of unschooling, it's just a matter of getting it all down on paper in a somewhat organized fashion! Wish me luck...
And forgive me for such a disjointed and generally pointless post. I simply wanted to touch base with my lovely readers, let you know what my currently cold addled brain is thinking about, and that I'm still alive. I might even be blogging about the Northeast Unschooling Conference (which was TERRIFIC!!) in the next few days. Or, depending on how this cold progresses, I might just be curled up on the couch watching season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer under a fuzzy blanket while listening to the leaves rustle outside the open window... I guess time will tell.
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