* I think that autumn official begins tomorrow, and so I've put up the fall banners here on SmallWorld and on SmallWorld Reads. All those photos were taken last year in the Smokies. I guess that means I can start getting out the pumpkins and leaves in our real house, too. As much as I love spring in East Tennessee, I love fall even more. It is really inexpressibly gorgeous.
* I'm finally getting around to organizing my sidebar, too, since moving over here from homeschoolblogger.com a couple of months ago. I now have a section called "The Best of Homeschooling in SmallWorld" with links to all kinds of homeschooling stuff on my blog, from musings to reviews to practical "how-to's." I am about cross-eyed after going through three years' worth of posts just under the "homeschooling" label! This exercise has, however, sparked several post ideas.
* Melissa at A Familiar Path alerted me to the new "Follow" feature on blogger on the dashboard. I don't really know what the purpose of it is, but I'd love to have enough followers to make a nice collage on my sidebar. Melissa's is very cute. So if you're on blogger, how about following my blog? It'll raise my self-esteem.
* Besides important things like blogging (me) and watching football (Dr. H.), the focus of today is to get Duncan riding his bike. He's got 4 more days until the next Cub Scout meeting, at which they are to learn bike safety. The problem is, Duncan has this mental block about riding a bike. Nothing traumatic has ever happened to him; he's just kind of… afraid. He's always been satisfied just to run after his sister or his friends as they ride bikes. He got some good practice sessions in last week and conquered a bit of that fear, but hopefully today will be the day he actually takes off… Got a bike-riding tip? Let me know!