Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window our dog stretches on her first morning back from vacation at the Doggy Hotel. Toys are left across the yard from the Misses driving them yesterday. Chairs sit under the tree awaiting afternoon popsicles and another night of grilling.

I am thinking how nice it is to be up early with the hubby, how long until the scattering of leaves on our lawn becomes a full onslaught, and how grateful I am for my God who meets me, comforts me, and confirms for me exactly when I need it.

I am thankful for friends and the conversations we have on night walks.

From the learning rooms, I am playing with our structure a bit. We worked on a morning schedule last week, and while it accomplished the lessons…I believe there is a better approach. I’m looking to keep structure for calendar and Bible time the same in the morning with everyone and spend the rest of it with “learning playtime.” When our twin tots go down for their nap, I will “teach” the boys, and we will finish our workboxes over the afternoon. That’s the really rough plan of it for now.

From the kitchen, I really like grilling season (which is an all-year season if you ask some). Grilled chicken, steaks, and hamburgers off the grill have been tasty and keep the kitchen so easy to clean up. We’ve been mixing fresh garden veggies in with beans and salads and found a few big keepers for recipes. I have three Aunt Ruby tomatoes almost ready to eat sitting on the window ledge, and Sir Wallace is excited. They are his favorite.

I am creating new lesson plans as we have flown through those I already made, a schedule as school and church activities launch into full force, and a quieter part to my life in which to hear God.

I am going to Nursing school as of Friday.

I am reading a random Christian fiction novel I pulled off the shelf of our wonderful library, the Teacher’s Guide to Singapore Math in an attempt to better teach it, Believing God, and many great books that go along with our studies about World Geography and Bugs.

I am hoping to find a three hole punch (smile), that I do not have to see three digits on the thermostat again until next summer, and to slow time down a bit (the girls just turned 2 and Sir Wallace will be 7 in a few weeks!).

I am hearing the first signs of life from the rest of the clan. Giggles and musical toys sing to me from under the girls’ door. Drawers are opening and closing as one of the boys (Sir Lionheart is the early riser) gets ready for the day.

Around the house Mount Washmore is washed, though I’m a bit behind on folding. My island is overwhelmed with books and more books. Three caterpillars in cocoons sit on the counter, and our art frame is almost full after the first week of school.

One of my favorite things is hot cup of coffee with Super MMH Hubby in the morning, a time to reconnect.

A few plans for the rest of the week a couple of church meetings, opening night with the Dean of the Nursing School, my own first day of class, and a birthday party for a friend of the boys.

Here is a picture for the thoughts I am sharing:


Miss Bear and her sense of fashion. Love it. That hat is the one they gave her at the hospital two years ago!

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  1. I love your term "Mount Washmore". I am just beginning to tackle mine for this week.

  2. I love the picture. Congrats on starting to nurse school. My granddaughter got her LPN last year and is working and going to school to get her RN degree. She loves being a nurse. I hope you will too. We really need nurses. I love anything cooked on a grill. Have a great week. Doylene

  3. Thank you Heidi! As much as I would like to take credit for it, it is a Flylady term. I have become very good frenemies with Mount Washmore since having twins! And I never thought I would ever use the term "frenemies." LOL!

  4. Thank you Doylene! I am very much looking forward to it; God has truly put it on my heart. I hope you have a great week as well!