Monday, February 15, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY, February 15, 2010...

Outside My Window...cold and it is expected to stay for the next week. We are really having a winter this year.

I am thinking...about a very "sweet" day we shared yesterday and a birthday celebration coming tomorrow.

I am thankful for...lots of rain in this normally dry season and family celebrations.

From the learning rooms...schedules ~ for the first time. I have homeschooled my children for about 14 years and I am now requiring a certain number of hours, verses subjects or projects, to be completed. After using this new method for three weeks, I must say... love it. No more are my children rushing to finish there work, wishing they were somewhere else, wandering to any location other than the school room. More reading for enjoyment is taking place and we are almost caught up in just a short time. I can always dismiss them early, but the daily struggle has become peace, yeah!

From the kitchen...spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and dumplings, beef (Stew (the cow) is home and in the freezer), breakfast for supper, and stir fry.

I am wearing...jeans, long sleeve shirt, sweater and clogs (this has been my winter uniform). I am moving early and not in jammies, wow.

I am creating...a very large booga bag, felted coasters, and a "studio" sloooooowly.

I am going...nowhere today and this makes me happy:-)

I am reading...the one year chronological Bible, knitting patterns and not much else.

I am hoping...Jacob gets an answer soon about his school of music audition.

I am hearing...the train moving down the track and a rooster crowing in the darkness.

Around the house...things are messy and it looks like winter ~ blankets on couches and chairs, hot chocolate cups, a fire in the fire place, winter decorations, Olympics on TV and dirty windows.

One of my favorite things...bouncing baby goats.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: two long trips to pick up shipments for work, a birthday celebration, lots of school work, time in the studio, thoughts of spring cleaning...

Here is picture thought I am sharing...Thank you Peggy for hosting this constant post on my blog. I know if I manage to get only one post done in a week, it will be my Daybook.


Felicity said...

That homeschool schedule sounds like something I need! I just can't seem to keep the children from wandering around while I'm busy with the baby ;-/
It sounds like a nice week ahead, I hope it turns out like that.

Tara said...

Oh the baby is so cute! I need to come over and visit her. Love when the babies talk they sound such like an infant baby. Isn't it nice to have today off from running.
Prayers for Jacob...