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Sunday—castles in the sky

It is thundering outside, a delicious reminder that spring is really on the way even after an afternoon of hail mixed with snow mixed with rain. A few weeks ago the snow would have won, but tonight the rain is prevailing, and our dog will never forgive the mixture of frightening sounds—hail on the window, thunder in the sky, a crackling, popping fire on the hearth.

Except for Jon, who taught three piano students today, we did not leave the house. We set up a tent and box fort layout of the Emerald City in the play room and made believe, we drew pictures, we read books, and Jon and Calvin made a castle out of cardboard, paint and string—a castle with a working draw bridge. There will be more on that later, but it's not quite done yet.

I spent much of my day mired in the process of cataloguing our books. Calvin's constant questioning and my desire for easy research and integrated learning has made it clear that a good list of our books, complete with in-depth subject tagging, would be a very helpful tool to have. A little software research, a couple of trials, and a quick download led to me spending the today immersed in the books I love but am a little tired of at this point. Or maybe it's my typing fingers that are tired. I have a feeling this will be a long process but when I'm done I'll let you know how the program is working.

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Looking forward to hearing more about that lovely castle.

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