Friday, October 31, 2008

ordinary days

Every now and then, someone will ask me what an ordinary day is like on our journey of home educating.

I do not always know how to answer this question. I could list curriculum, give an account for the normal progression of daily activities, provide a list of reasons why the choice has been made to do this, or any number of other random answers.

Today, after the children were off to see what dad had cooked up for lunch, I stood and crossed the room. Much to my surprise, an answer to "what an ordinary day of school looks like at out house", was perfectly displayed across the floor.

This was the spot where we had been living this morning. These were the things the children had chosen to add to science and history.

Today our "desk" was a comfortable rug in our school room. A place to study Stonehenge, 7 continents, the Nile and Amazon Rivers, the tallest Mountains, and without my even realizing, ukulele, butterflies, cowboys, and motherhood. Oh, and someone was thirsty.

Just in case you were still wondering, I am not able answer what an ordinary day of home education looks like, but I can tell you that today it looked like this. It was a sweet reminder to, drink it in, enjoy them, for this journey will end before I am ready.
What did your home education journey look like today?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Several weeks ago... cookies set out, coffee brewed, grandparents and friends assembled, concert performed.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.

The Baptist Hymnal

Monday, October 27, 2008

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY........
Monday, October 27, 2008
Outside my is quiet and dark, at daybreak two deer were at the pond.
I am thinking...what a busy and full week this will be.
I am thankful for...fall, which seems to have finally arrived yesterday.
From the kitchen...pilau (pronounced per low), an ethnic meal from Dad's family. Jacob is giving a speech on it this morning. He needed enough for thirty classmates to taste.
I am wearing...sweats, remember fall finally arrived.
I am creating...a fall post and pumpkin butter.
I am orchestra rehearsal (a most worthy way to spend my time).
I am reading...A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health: The Creator's Way For Managing Menopause, by Ron Eaker,MD.
I am hoping...that I can find answers and some solutions from this book I am reading.
I am hearing...the train in the cold still morning.
Around the house...things are a mess and need to be put back together.
One of my favorite things...a new day, His mercies are new also.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... cleaning, no school co-ops. Football practice, and orchestra are the only outings. The cool weather will inspire us to get busy, things are changing. A steadfastness to prayer for our great country. Eight days of constantly crying out that God will be merciful and turn the hearts of His people back to Him.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

The girls, with cousin Libby, The 2007 Cotton Pickin' Fair, Gay, Georgia. A whole lot of fun was had by all!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Friday Night Lights

A fall Friday is not complete without a good game of football. Seth's first year on this team has been a good thing for him. He has enjoyed playing with this group of young men at a private school near us. This Friday night was a little extra special due to an opportunity to start in this game.

We are blessed to live in a state that allows homeschooled students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities.

These are poor pictures at best, but they are the best I could manage.


Victory is sweet........41 point win!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilt Giveaway!!

You do not want to miss this chance.
Visit Pigtail and Snails and you might win
this pretty little quilt to cover up with this fall.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Fall means, among other things, football, friends and fellowship. Tonight, with dampness in the air and a slight breeze, it even felt like fall. When the final bell rang we were up by 46 points. The old saying is true.......the thrill of victory sure beats the agony of defeat.