Monday, April 18, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook for April 18, 2011

FOR TODAY   April 18, 2011 ...

Outside my window... It is cloudy with a band of yellow from the sun.

I am thinking... about encouraging right sentiments in children.

I am thankful for... our Pastor's return from sabbatical. 

From the learning rooms... newly reorganized and rearranged, hope to accomplish much today!

From the kitchen... cheesy potatoes and ham in the crockpot? An experiment.

I am wearing... jeans and a green short sleeved blouse.

I am creating... a clean school room ... now to tackle my curriculum closet [yikes!]

I am going... to soccer and tball and soccer and tball ... and maybe insane :/

I am reading... The Abolition of Man.  I read the Men Without Chests essay last night (thus the "I am thinking ...")  I'm afraid I'm either not smart enough or not well educated enough to get enough out of it.  But the second reading of parts of the essay was easier than the first.

I am hoping... in Jesus' promise that he gives love, peace, and rest ... even after I betray him.

I am hearing... children playing.

Around the house... I need to unload/reload the dishwasher and swap over some laundry.

One of my favorite things... Books! I reorganized our book collection last week, so we have some broad categories and might be able to find some books :)

A few plans for the rest of the week: more cleaning out, soccer, gym, tball, piano, school, school with Miss Laura!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing... I should start taking pictures again!

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  1. I started The Abolition of Man at least twice before I was able to finish even the first chapter, and I read the whole thing twice before I felt like I understood what he was getting at. It was outside reading that gave me the key -- That Hideous Strength; Ideas Have Consequences; Pieper's Leisure; John Gould Fletcher's essay on education in I'll Take my Stand; attempting the first two chapters of Taylor's Poetic Knowledge; Tending the Heart of Virtue...

    It wasn't a linear process, either. Each of those books fed my understanding of the others so that by the time I came back to TAoM a couple of years ago I finally felt like I understood enough about where he was coming from that I could learn from him.

    It's sort of like reading poetry. Before I started reading the "baby" stuff to my kids on a regular basis three or four years ago, I didn't understand the more difficult, abstract stuff, like TS Eliot and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Not that I *really* understand them now, just that now they aren't completely meaningless to me. I still have a very long way to go.

    Anyway... I said all that to say this: It's probably a lack of education, so you'll be able to come back to TAoM again and again over the years and learn more from it.

  2. Is N-boy the one doing tball? Is he doing soccer also? R-girl doing anything? Phew! You all are busy!!!

  3. No! The paperwork said t-ball started the end of May. Soccer over the end of May. Maybe a week cross-over ... that's doable. But, no, they have practices for half of April and all of May ... yikes!

    And, of course, M-girl and N-boy are both doing both. And gymnastics (because I had to sign them up before I knew that t-ball started now too.) [sigh]

    R-girl is still doing gymnastics only, she isn't old enough yet for soccer or t-ball. [phew]


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