Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook


For today...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Outside my window...
it has been raining. Thank you Lord for the rain! It has been quite dry and with Summer fast approaching dry is not good.

I am thinking...
it doesn't really matter how tired I am, I must keep going.

I am thankful for...
dual enrollment. The college President acknowledged the group of students that graduated with their AA a few weeks prior to receiving their high school diplomas. That was very nice of him.

From the learning rooms...
things are total chaos. I am happy we are headed down the backside of May and around the first of June I will try to figure our how to end this school year and begin planning for next year.

I am wearing...
one of my favorite necklaces, a LisaLeonardDesign that says, Love with your Whole Heart.

I am creating...
a month of memories.

I am going...
to my very favorite bookstore in the whole world? I do hope I can squeeze that into the end of my week.

I am reading...
nothing for fun.

I am praying for...
yet another young couple facing cancer.

Pondering these words~ to all 2010 graduates...
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

From the kitchen...
children have been doing a lot of cooking.

I am hoping...
to find another dairy goat. We have had goats for about seven years and (for the first time) we had begun milking one. She was not happy, and I would work 15 minutes to get one ounce of milk. As we both got a little more comfortable, and I learned a better technique, things were greatly improving. Sunday morning we got a full 8 ounces in about ten minutes and were so happy. She was acting a little funny and we thought she may have eaten something that just upset her stomach. This has happened a couple of times since we've had goats and everything has always worked itself out. We went out of town, for the afternoon, to celebrate a birthday, and returned close to dusk. We hurried out to the goat pen for milking and found that she had died. We were so upset and worried that she may have gotten sick from the recently vacated hog pen. After doing a little research and questioning children as to what she had been given to eat lately we really believe she died of bloat. We are so upset and have decided to use the milk we have collected to make goat milk soap. This will last us a while and remind us of just how special she was.

I am hearing...
silence and yes ~ it is golden.

Around the house...
it is very apparent that we have been running form one ceremony, event, party, performance, ...

One of my favorite things...
sitting down and playing a game despite the fact that the dishes are piled high in the sink, or the floor needs to be mopped, or I could find one hundred other things that I could or should be doing. My children are only little once and they are already not so little any more.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
college orientation, orchestra rehearsals for an up coming concert, mountains of laundry, and maybe a Sarah Plain and Tall marathon; to go with my ironing and as reward for the very first series she has read all by her self.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Way to go Class of 2010, we had a great time!
Thank you Peggy for the Simple Woman's Daybook {follow links to read more}.

3 comments:

Seasons of Life said...

Wahooo! It is a milestone for both of us, my friend. Another page in the journal of life He has given us...each page marking the testimony He prepared before there was one day. An amazing thought to meditate on...Proverbs 16:3 is a great verse for us all.

Praying for you and the most recent farm days ~ goat's milk soap...a lovely usage of remembrance.

Blessings ~

Jen said...

I love Sarah Plain and Tall! My wonderful husband bought me the whole set of Love comes softly series DVD's. It is one of my favorites.

Choate Family said...

Love the pic of the proud parents with the recent graduate!