A Peek At The Week Ahead


     Homeschooling – Shuffling just a bit more responsibility for time management onto Aaron’s plate this week.  Growing up and assuming more responsibility is tough on a kid!  Ordering books and music for the boys’ upcoming study of folk music.

     Home –  Looking forward to rearranging a few things in my home to change up the look a bit.

     In My Kitchen – Nothing special, and that’s sad.  I’ll have to see what I can do to remedy that situation as the week progresses. 


    Home Projects – Finishing up the boys’ room.  I think.  There will be pictures of our progress so far later this week.

     Reading (Bible & Other) – Reading through the minor prophets of the Old Testament, and slowly working through the book of Romans in the New Testament.  Psalms and Proverbs are a mainstay.  In other reading, I’m still working my way through Lord’s
Beacon Lights of History, Volume I.  Now that I’ve made my way to the biblical patriarchs, I’m finding the reading easier to digest.   I’m also reading here and there in Common Sense and Cry, the Beloved Country.  Not sure, yet, what I think about Glenn Beck’s book, but I am enjoying Paton’s novel.  I’m also thoroughly delighting in Jane Brocket’s, The Gentle Art of Domesticity.  I’m reading it slowly, drinking in all the wonderful, colorful, lovely photographs and savoring her words about domestic life. 

     On the Zune –
Music.  Music.  Music.  Book.  Do you enjoy a wide variety of music?  Broaden your horizons this week.  Try something new, or listen to something you enjoyed in high school or college.  There’s a lot of joy to be had in sharing the music of your youth with your kids.  Not sure what the neighbors might have thought about it, but Dani, Aaron and I had a blast Saturday belting this one out from Dani’s childhood. 

     In the Sewing Nook & On the Needles – Oy!  That’s about the best word to describe it.  The sewing nook is still in shambles, and my socks – Double Oy!  I realized late last week that the reason I could not get the proper gauge for the pattern was because I was using the wrong weight of yarn.  sigh…..  I found a different pattern, cast on and have the first sock under way.

     Special Events This Week – A long, belated birthday dinner for Copper’s dad Monday evening, driving friends to the airport later in the week, and the Fortnightly Marketing Peregrination. 

     What does the coming week look like for you?  I’d love to hear about it.

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


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11 comments to A Peek At The Week Ahead

  • Oh!  That’s actually good news about the sock.

    One of the first things I ever knit was a sweater vest for Fletch.  I bought an inexpensive yarn and was puzzled by what was happening as I knit it.  I walked several blocks to the little yarn store in our San Francisco neighborhood, pushing a not-yet-one Hayden in the stroller.  I sat down with the very kind store owner who took a look at my work, turned to Hayden and said, “Did you know your mommy is making a tablecloth?”  She sold me the correct yarn and Fletch wore that vest for 15 years.

  • Hi Cheryl,

    I have some house chores to do then a couple packages to put together. I love to listen to music . I need to do more of it. I can hear you belting out MJ. LOL I am listening to Micheal Bolten today along with some praise music. I like a wide range of music.



  • @PreschoolersandPeace – That’s funny, Kenj!  I just can’t believe I did something so dumb, though, ya know?

    @elizabethq – Yes, listen to more music!  You’ve got a pretty, pink Zune, too, load it up with all sorts of music and listen while you work!

  • Cry the Beloved Country is a beautiful, heartbreaking book.  It has stayed with me long after I read it.  

  • @Angela – Thanks!  I love the author’s unusual writing style, and I’m itching to find some time to read more of this book.  Maybe tomorrow.

  • More staking of little tomatoes here. De-cluttering, Simplifying, and in my spare moments finish painting the edges of my fresh new bathroom. (My husband was so sweet to texture the walls for me.) I’m also working hard this week at developing a habit of gratitude. I love reading your blog and so appreciate your tips and encouragement. I miss your menu planning though. Menu planning is new to me and I struggle with it. Do you still plan your meals before the week begins? Would you be willing to share a tutorial of sorts?

    Thanks for sharing your life with me.

  • @TheUnaverageJoesWife – You just keep on with the important work.  That “tomato staking” you’re doing now will yield bountiful rewards in the years to come.  You’re tending to the most important work a mama has to do!  Ah….menu planning.  I’ll have to blog about that soon.  In the meantime, do your best and don’t get discouraged when it doesn’t go quite as it should.   Hold those plans loosely!

  • Ok Cheryl, now is when two things happen…ONE…I want to see the makeover and TWO I begin to get worried because you haven’t posted in so long…..

    Many Blessings 🙂


  • Ditto to what Ace said! Praying all is well with you and your family!

  • Doesn’t her daughter have a blog?  I can’t remember it to save my life.  I am very concerned.

  • I was thinking the same thing – getting worried, will be praying!!