Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Finished Since Last Time…


We’ve finished three books in the last two weeks and are very close to finishing a fourth. Books #8, 9, and 10 were “Stuart Little” by EB White, “Bartleby of the Mighty Mississippi” by Phyllis Shalan,t and “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket. Book #10 is E.L. Konigsburg’s “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” which has been equally as delicious to read as #s 9 and 10.

From there, we’ll be on to #12, “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan.

Another thing that I have settled on declaring finished lately is this here blog. I’m not done writing (seeing as writing is a lifelong process), but my writing ambitions are definitely finished. My apologies to those who have commented within the last month or so. I really did mean to get back to you, but the reality is that I won’t. I do feel the tiniest bit sorry about that. Only the tiniest bit, though. Much as I meant to get back to writing here, as time went on I found that what seemed so urgent or necessary before didn’t any longer.

The short version? I still have plenty to say, but I have no desire to say it here.

So, dear reader, my deepest appreciation to all of you for reading along with me. You are certainly welcome to continue, but know that I’m going to be shifting focus and what will follow in this space will primarily be a personal record of next year’s homeschooling. In other words, less blog, more record keeping. Read alouds, units I have created myself, resource lists, etc.

I won’t begrudge you if a litany of lists and records does not thrill you. :0) You have my permission to go therefore and read someone else.

2 thoughts on “Finished Since Last Time…

  1. I am sad to see you go but I totally understand.

  2. I echo Cindy. But I have to admit that I am slowing down again, too, and can see an end in sight for me as well. When fun becomes work, it’s time to quit. Hope this gives you a bit more time to do other things that you enjoy. Isn’t Mrs. Frankweiler one of the all time great books? I have a copy and re-read it every couple of years. Would you like a copy of Natalie Goldberg’s “Old friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir”? I have a copy sitting on my pile of books to donate to the library and thought of you. If you want it email me mailing info. Best to you in the future!