Tuesday November 13, 2007

     We’ve been having some computer troubles here this evening.  Lord willing, though, I think we have them resolved….this after Dani spending a couple of hours working on it, and poor Copper!  spending the better part of an hour speaking to a very LOUD woman in a distant land for technical support.  Long story short – I now have internet access on my own little laptop, right here at command central on my breakfast bar via a wireless router.  I’m over the moon happy about it!  

     Now that things are 2/3 what they should be (Dani’s laptop is still not able to connect to the internet, but we’re still working on it), it has grown quite late in the evening.  Much of what I had hoped to share with you today will have to wait. 

     We’ve had a wonderful day here, with a fairly busy morning taking care of things around our home.  Copper, of course, worked on the front porch.  This afternoon required we all take a trip to the near by city for a new printer/scanner/copier because ours died a gruesome, ink splashed death, following a lengthy illness.  While we were at Best Buy, Dani wandered off to price the wireless routers.  Once my husband and I had made a final decision on the printer, we found Dani.  My husband is such a wonderful man!!!  He knows that we’ve had some frustrations and he went ahead and bought us the wireless router today!  What a blessing!  What a wonderful gift!  I won’t bore you with the million and one ways that this will make my life easier, but it definitely will be a huge blessing for me. 

     My William is having a bit of relapse with his virus this evening.  He feels pretty miserable again.  We’re watching him carefully.

     Homeschooling this week and next will include an extra book during our read aloud times.  I’ll be reading a few of our favorite Thanksgiving books, and we’ll be remembering my husband’s ancestor, William Brewster (whom my son is named for), one of the original Mayflower pilgrims.  What a rich heritage my children, and grandchildren, have!  What a wonderful testimony to the faith that has endured through a dozen and a half generations!  It will be fun to remember and read again the stories of the first Thanksgiving.  I’ll be sure to share the titles of the books with you later this week.

     Tomorrow, Lord willing, I’ll be back to a normal post….I know I still owe you at least one promised recipe, too.  I do appreciate your patience with me when things get a big hectic here! 

     Oh!  Just one more thing!!!  I’ve something up my sleeve…I most certainly do.  It seems this little blog of mine will reach a milestone soon.  I’ve a very special celebration planned, but I want those of you who read here regularly to have a bit of a heads up.  If you don’t normally comment, you might want to think about posting a comment or two during the next, oh, let’s say three or four weeks.  Not a comment to this post, necessarily, just perhaps to any post that causes you to ponder, or reflect or laugh!  Just any post will do.  Just think about it, won’t you?  I can’t tell you more just now.  Ssshhhh………

     I’m anxious for tomorrow!  Another wonderful day to look well to the ways of my household!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

   

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25 comments to Tuesday November 13, 2007

  • After battling technical difficulties of our own, I’m back on too!  Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve!!!

  •   One system restore later and my laptop is up and cruising the internet again!

    :wha:  I’m assuming this is one of those contests where no one even remotely related the blogger can enter?  ๐Ÿ™

  • Contest?  Did anyone mention a contest???????  Dani-girl….you talk about your brother!

  • I’m commenting! I’m commenting! ๐Ÿ˜†

    So glad you all worked out your computer problems.  Wireless tech. isn’t it amazing!   

    You know I’m pretty sure I have heard of Mr. Brewster.  My family went to Plymouth, Mass. for a family vacation once and I’m pretty sure we read about him.  Cool.

    Have a great day.  Hope Will is feeling better!

    Jenn

  • :goodjob:I read here every day. I love “catching a different vision for our family” from you and yours. We homeschool too. I ‘m curious what you use or how you determine which books to require, etc. It sounds like you put together your own list of work for your children.
    Blessings,
    Dee Dee

  • You are blessed once again Cheryl!!!!

    Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve……my guess is that whatever it is, it’ll be good!!!!!

    Have a wonderful day with your family!

  • You are blessed once again Cheryl!!!!

    Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve……my guess is that whatever it is, it’ll be good!!!!!

    Have a wonderful day with your family!

  • Yay Copper!! What a blessing your husband indeed is! But I am sure he will say the same about you dear one. Praying for Will that he may feel better quickly and the rest of the family is spared of the illness.

  • Yay Copper!! What a blessing your husband indeed is! But I am sure he will say the same about you dear one. Praying for Will that he may feel better quickly and the rest of the family is spared of the illness.

  • Just wanted to jump in and comment. I’ve been lurking for the past few weeks and love what you share!! My kitchen is organized thanks to your series on that and I’m getting a little more organized in my housecleaning (and I thought I wasn’t doing to bad before). I guess us gals are meant to be always learning and growing in our professions.

  • I couldn’t get to your blog to load at all yesterday! Yay for the wireless router!  My husband installed one for us a few months back and it’s been just great. Hope your dear Will all better soon!

    Manuela

    http://thefeatherednest.typepad.com/the_feathered_nest/

  • Oh boy, DH & I are both hoping for a laptop one of these days! It will be awhile though! What a blessing for you! I sure do enjoy your blog Cheryl! Thank you!

  • I hope your computer problems are straightened out. I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve!! Reading your blog is always a highlight in my day!! One of those little things I do for me.

  • I hope that you get your computer issues solved quickly and I am praying that Will feels better very soon!
    Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  • I hope that you get your computer issues solved quickly and I am praying that Will feels better very soon!
    Have a wonderfully blessed day!

  • Hello!… I have never commented yet, but here goes. I read your blog every day. I love it because you are so much like me. You decorate like me. You share my same views. You love your home and would rather be there than anywhere! Not everyone is like that I’ve found. Anyway, You have a great family and that is something to be proud of. I love the pictures and am waiting to see the finished porch!! I feel like I know you sometimes. You even dress like me! So keep up the great work, you are a good writer and express yourself wonderfully! Have a God week!

  •   I was looking for a word to use in reffering to it, always calling it Mom’s thing up her sleeve is a bit long  

    As S.S. would say, contest “is such a strong word”:lol:

     

  • Hi Cheryl~

    I just put together my first batch of bread and it is in the bread machine!!!!  I am so excited.  Unfortuantely I didn’t know that it was going to tak so long (4+hours) and I was hoping to have it for dinner this evening.  Oh, well, we will now have fresh bread fro breakfast!  That is, if it turns out :o)  I’ll let you know.

    ~Caroline

    http://www.howiesgal.blogspot.com/

  • Caroline – The bread machine really does take about the same amount of time, total, as making the bread by hand……the great deal about a bread machine is that it only takes a few minutes of your time and you can fix it and forget it!  I LOVE my bread machine!!!  The best idea is to add loading the bread machine to your morning routine (see, I didn’t say “schedule”, I said routine:wink:).  Before long, that will become as second nature as doing the breakfast dishes! 

  • I avidly read your blog and then ponder many things, thinking I will go comment later and then life gets in the way and I never get a “round tuit”.

    I also enjoy your “quiet” blogging and I so often wish I had a digital camera so I could be quiet too. Maybe I’ll treat myself to one this year.

    Louise from Alberta, Canada

  • I avidly read your blog and then ponder many things, thinking I will go comment later and then life gets in the way and I never get a “round tuit”.

    I also enjoy your “quiet” blogging and I so often wish I had a digital camera so I could be quiet too. Maybe I’ll treat myself to one this year.

    Louise from Alberta, Canada

  • Hi Cheryl, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. It is one of the highlights of my day, really. I learn so much from you on a daily basis. I always come away from your blog with a renewed interest and vigor for my own family life.

    I also love the recipes that you so graciously share with us. The cinnamon raisin bread is in my oven this very moment. It smells fabulous!

    Thanks for being you!

    Catherine

  • Just popped in to let you know that I read and enjoy your blog everyday..What an inspiration you are to me …I love that little Will..He is so adorable…And Aaron ,what a blessing he is . He is going to make a wonderful husband to some lucky girl…I also enjoy reading both of your daughters blogs,,You & Copper have raised your family up well…Faythe

  • oooooooooo a MYSTERY:fun: How exciting!!! :spinning:

  • Hmmmmm.  A contest!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Sounds like fun! :wave: