I love preparing for a new block in homeschooling. This one is nice in many ways. I feel rested from a fine vacation, mostly at home, but with a little adventuring in this beautiful state of California. I feel happy with Rowan's progress so far and especially his enthusiasm. He really does seem to enjoy homeschooling and puts in such admirable effort to all of his work for me. I am enjoying trying to figure out how to make this next block meet him right where he is at. On the other hand, I have an ongoing nervousness about the Old Testament, which feels like the right place to delve next. Our work with Creation went wonderfully well so I don't know why I am hesitant now, but I am. I think I have a direction with the Abraham story, but I had to stop in my preparations when I got to Isaac and the sacrifice. I know I will pull it off when the time comes, but not tonight. For now I am feeling into what it might have been like to be a wandering shepherd in the desert, following God's orders and waiting one hundred years to start a family.