For today: Monday, September 28, 2009…

     Outside my schoolroom window…The sheep are enjoying their breakfast, and a
hen is announcing the arrival of her day’s egg.  The colony of sparrows that reside in the Sycamore just outside the school room window are all busily chattering their plans for the day.  

     I am thinking…that Dani will be home in two more days, and that makes me smile.
     I am thankful for…Sundays!

     From the learning rooms…which incorporate almost every room (and outside area) in our home!  Our fourth week of the current homeschool year.  It’s beginning to feel like we’re hitting our stride and I know that a rhythm and sweet routine will soon follow.

     From the kitchen…making up the last of the freezer guacamole from the avocados bought on sale last week.  A local market had lovely Haas avocados on sale for just .39 each.  We bought a ton! 

     I am wearing…jeans, a red & white gingham shirt with black and white embroidery at the hem and pocket, tennis shoes and my standard accessories (watch, and two pairs of gold, hoop earrings).  

     I am creating…a stack of 100% cotton, hand knit dish cloths.

     I am going…to accompany my husband to a consultation with a surgeon this morning.  Nothing serious, but something that needs to be dealt with. 

     I am reading…too many books at the same time.  (See my side bar for the full list.)  However, I’m almost finished with  Teach Them Diligently: How To Use The Scriptures In Child Training and  Back to Basics: Rediscovering the Richness of the Reformed Faith

    I am hoping…that fall weather arrives soon!  It’s been quite hot here, with temperatures flirting with the century mark for the last week.  I am ready for cold mornings and evenings and cool days.

    I am hearing… my boys talking and laughing.

     I am planning…..Menu planning has been on hiatus around here for the summer, but it’s time to start thinking ahead.  I’ve been hemming and hawing over menu planning for a week now, but my uber organized friend, Kendra, had a post that gave me the kick start I needed. 

     Around the house…We finally bought the rest of the paint, hardware, etc. necessary to finish the main bathroom.  I’m hoping we can at least get some of the painting done this week!

     A few plans for the rest of the week…. I’d like to get my new blouse pattern measured, cut out and altered.  Dani agreed to make the “muslin” for me of this new pattern, and I’m anxious to see how the blouse turns out.  In typical “me” fashion, my “muslin” is still an appealing, floral print, purchased on sale, that I can wear most anywhere.  I’m hoping that it turns out to be a good pattern for me.


     Here is a picture thought I am sharing…On the big desk in the school room, a half gallon jar full of vintage marbles.  Tucked inside is a note to my youngest son, William, telling him the family history of these beautiful, glassy orbs.  I love that he likes to keep them on the desk, amidst the clutter of our homeschool day, where we can all enjoy them. 

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

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