Tuesday, August 17, 2010

daybook

#26 for 2010
Hosted by Peggy @ the Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window ...
It is raining ... which is unusual for this time of year ... normally our rain comes late in the day in the form of thunderstorms.

I am hearing ...
D playing in his room.

I am wearing ...
my favorite jeans and a green/brown/white striped shirt.

I am going ...
this morning ... to speech, the library and then Sam's. 
Tonight, I am meeting a friend for supper before our Mom's meeting :-).

I am hoping ...
that JW finishes copying his speech homework before we have to leave for class.

I am noticing that ...
time is running out before the first co-op class and I had better get busy studying!

I am thinking ...
about my Mama and the tests she is having done today.

I am reading ...
I will be starting Beowulf for the British Lit class I am teaching.  I can't say that I am really looking forward to reading it again, but I am looking forward to getting past it so we can get on the the fun stuff!

I am creating ...
some fun stuff for the kids for school ... we've been covering composition books with scrapbook paper to personalize them (and using them for journals, etc) and I am working on a place for each of the kids to keep their own pencils, scissors, etc in our school area.

On my mind ...
school schedules ...
 eliminating the things that are distracting us and keeping only what is
 necessary until we get into a better routine.

I am remembering ...
that I am going to have to pay a fine when I go to the library today ... yuck!

Counting my blessings ...
JW getting to spend the day with my brother's family yesterday ...
 love how much he loves to play with his cousins and it was worth a day off school
for him to get to enjoy a full day doing "boy" things!

Words that I am pondering ...
from our Sunday School lessons on Philippians:
"Our role is not to look at our circumstances but to turn to the God who controls our circumstances.
Our hope does not lie in a reversal of circumstances, but in the One who transcends every situation.
Our part is not to wallow in circumstances, but to look for lessons and the victory that God has for us as we live through our circumstances."

From the learning rooms ...
LB is learning a hard lesson about neatness and what happens when you won't take the time to do your work right the first time.  We are starting our new Anatomy and Physiology book this week ... I am really looking forward to this class ... I always learn more in science than they do!

From the kitchen ...
LB helped me do the weekly menu yesterday ...
we didn't plan anything fancy but I am planning to try a new recipe for Lazy Lasagna on Thursday.

Around the house ...
we finally got LB's new dresser moved in on Sunday ...
now I just have to finish getting everything put in it!

A few plans for the rest of the week ...
homeschool meeting tonight, Keepers tomorrow afternoon and church tomorrow night,
then not much until a family reunion on Saturday.

One of my favorite things ...
new friends!

A picture to share ...
the kids noticed this rainbow in the clouds on the way to church Sunday night. 
Some of the colors had faded before I was able to take the picture, but it is still a beautiful sight.

4 comments:

Felicity said...

Your co-ops sound interesting! I've never read Beowulf - maybe now is a good time ;-)

Greg and Donna said...

I hope the meeting goes well tonight! I have definately decided not to join. I've got too much to do without being in 2 groups!

Rie said...

Will miss you guys tonight, tell everyone hey for me!

Jill said...

Beautiful picture! Have a great week!
Blessings,
Jill