Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

For today... Thursday, August 19, 2010

Outside my window... clouds are causing the day to go from bright sunny to overcast and then sunny again.

I am thinking... about a cousin who is just beginning her journey of homeschooling. She is nervous, insecure, unsure anxious. She is a wonderful mother and the best teacher her children will ever have. I pray she finds her groove, curriculum and a great support group.

I am thankful for
...the girls safe return. They had a wonderful trip to the mountains with grandparents and an aunt. Two weeks was just about the perfect amount of time for them and me.

From the learning rooms... continuing to direct my effort towards Fall planning.

I am wearing...a visor when I walk in the morning. I find it less annoying than sun glasses.

I am creating...a caplet. It is finished and about half the size it should be. I will be casting it on larger needles tonight at knitting...and this was an EASY project. I am not sure I will ever knit anything very well. UPDATE...finished AGAIN on larger needles and way too big. I will cast on again and adjust the pattern. At knitting this week (8/17) the consensus was that when I used size 7 it was too little, size 11 and it was too big so size 9 and it will be just right.

I am need a nap this afternoon. I will not have time for one but I wish I did.

I am reading... a Karen Kingsbury novel, finished Oceans Apart and starting A Time to Embrace. I have done a lot of reading over the Summer and hope to keep it up into Fall. UPDATE: So busy I have not even started this yet.

I am praying for... order to the "school" part of our day. We are so busy right now I find it overwhelming that we will need to set aside a chunk of our day for academics. I know this challenge will ease with the two older boys heading back to school daily but it still seems like a huge job.

Pondering these words~ It's bedtime. I need to go to bed before my children and I do not like that. We are discussing how to handle this in our house ~ everyone goes to bed, reading aloud, who can stay up, who needs instruction and or supervision, etc. This is an interesting issue to have on the table. Life would have been so much simpler if they would have all stayed about 5. I know this is not true, I remember when they were all about five, I needed a nap then too. There are numerous blessings to them growing up, they can go get milk when I forget it at the grocery, but today they could have stayed little ~ I have milk.
From the kitchen...
The easiest casserole ever and I am a hero in the eyes of my children.

I am STILL hoping... to have breakfast and beach time with a friend soon. (I think I'll leave this here until we make this work.) UPDATE: running out of time, trying to figure our how to make this work.

I am hearing...the children laugh as they play wii golf. Apparently some of them look like they are playing other sports...polo?

Around the house... an effort to purge, straighten and clean is bringing order as we transition into a new school year.

One of my favorite things...changing seasons. A new beginning. (OK, that was two.)

A few plans for the rest of the week: (trying not to plan too much) However, tomorrow requires a trip to the heart doctor with an elderly neighbor and Jacob's university for one more meeting to try and get into the music department. I am ready for him to know what he is doing, I am sure he is too. Praying for God's perfect will for Him.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... Summer Fun...

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Jerralea said...

I've often wished I could go back to when my kids were 5, too. When they are little, you pretty much know what to do for them. When they hit those teenage and young adult years, it's not near as easy to make decisions about your children ...

I have the same dilemma that you do - going to bed before my kids. I'm an early bird surrounded by a family of night owls. So, I have given all responsibility of checking on the children at night to Mr. Night Owl, my dear hubby. After all, they inherited their night owl tendencies from him!

quilt'n-mama said...

Thanks for your sweet notes lately. I am finally feeling like we are getting settled, now we are adjusting to adding a teenager to our lives:) Natey Bug is a very sick little boy right now, praying that he really starts to get better soon, we spent 2 21/2 hours at the doctor's yesterday!

I think of you often and pray for you and your family.

I love the picture on the top of your blog right now... I am missing our trip to the south this year:(

Hope you are having a wonderful week my friend,