School is right around the corner, and as Chief Administrator and Principal Instructor for the Purdyville Homeschooling Academy, I’ve got a lot of lesson planning and general preparation to do. Despite the fact that I have over a dozen blog posts sitting in my Drafts folder, I’m going to take a little break and get ready for school. Comments are always welcome and since other readers subscribe to them, you’ll still have an audience even if I can’t respond myself (but I might).
I’ll be back as soon as I can . . .
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013