Simple Woman's Daybook

October 27, 2008

Outside My Window...
It's dark. I started this post early this morning, and never finished...now it's 10:38 p.m. :-)

I am thinking...
about school and home plans,
holiday ideas,
and lessons God is teaching me about parenting.

I am thankful for...
my home, old and worn out as it is :),
Kelli and Matt Cole, who put together another awesome co-op, and the great teachers/classes my kids had (and that it's over for another semester!),
the gifts of family, friends, music, and laughter.

From the kitchen...
This week...
Chicken and Dumplings (back by popular demand :)),
Zuppa Toscana and homemade bread,
Brisket and Twice-baked Potatoes,
Breakfast for Dinner (Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs, and Bacon),
Cheeseburger Buns and Salad

From the Learning Rooms...

Last week of Mega Memory Month,

Continuing our Holiness/Reverence study,

Getting ready for a *blitz* unit on Presidential Elections.

(And I have had the sudden desire this week to do Latin. Latin? Latin! Now...I have *always* wanted to learn Greek or Hebrew, and had actually planned to do some Greek later on in our homeschool years, but I have *never* wanted to do Latin. And now I do. Have I lost my mind? [I know what one person's answer to that is going to be!! Ha!] I'll keep you posted on that. :))

I am wearing...
Hunter Green Sweats (It's getting pretty cold in here!)

I am creating...
I really need to make a bunch of hairbows this week for the girls...
we'll see how that goes.

I am reading...
"Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling" by Reb Bradley.
(I'll be posting thoughts on it soon.)

I am hoping...
for a restful night's sleep and a productive day tomorrow,
that Billy will feel better soon...he's pulled some cartlidge in his ribs and it hurts. :-(
for encouragement for friends going through hard days.

I am hearing...
A quiet house. :-)

Around the house...
Need to do some serious work on the dining room this week...it's getting a bit out of hand. Ugh!

One of my favorite things...
A well-stocked kitchen and a well-planned menu.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
Dinner with friends tomorrow night,
Christmas music rehearsals x2 Wednesday night,
field trip to Spiro Mounds Thursday night,
a calm, quiet weekend,
and school, church, chores (but no co-op! Until Spring...:))

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Ammah Grace in her Cat in the Hat hat at Co-op Presentation Night. She loved her Dr. Seuss class! More photos coming soon...:)

For more Daybook entries, please pop over to Peggy's.


Sharon said...

Greetings, Jennifer!

I loved your post today...I have made a habit of reading the post of the person ahead of me on Peggy's list --- you were #169, and I followed at #170.

I love that we are both completing our weekly posts at late hours this week.

You are already on my Favorites, and I plan to visit often...I applaud you in your homemaking and homeschooling.

May the Lord continue to be your source and strength, as you listen and follow His leading for your life. Blessings on the week ahead,

Joyful Days said...

Your menu is great this week!! I'm on my way for supper--kidding (mostly).



t marie said...

HaHaHa. I agree with Julie. I want to eat at your house this week.

As for you losing your mind - sweetheart that is a done deal! (I know I'm not the comment to which you refered but I speak with authority on the subject having known you so long!) :)