Monday, January 26, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook for January 26, 2015




FOR TODAY


Outside my window... 3-4" of snow fell last night. The ground is white, the roofs are white, the sky is white ...

I am thinking... that there are some wonderful things about modern medicine.

I am thankful... 


I am wearing... a big, warm sweatshirt and my very warm, rubber soled Ohio State slippers.

I am creating... nature study bags.  Or, am ready to get back to work at it.  More to come!

I am going... to stay home, I think.

I am wondering... when 5 hours of sleep will seem like too little again.

I am reading... well, I'm holding off on reading, Sally Clarkson's new book Own Your Life. My MIL gave it to me yesterday, just because. Love her. I think it will go perfectly with my word of the year for 2015.

I am hoping... M-girl is feeling better soon.  She woke feeling awful this morning. Poor baby.

I am looking forward to... my nephew's birthday party on Sunday.  He'll be 2.  So adorable.

I am learning... that I really need to preread with AmblesideOnline.  Before our changes in homeschool style, I generally got away with not prereading.  These books, I want to read, though.

Around the house... things are generally a mess after last week's sickness.

I am pondering... what N-boy and R-girl and I can do for school without M-girl and without Mommy reading aloud (I still don't feel like talking very much).  That is the danger of keeping multiple kids together.

A favorite quote for today... "Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of a true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.  I pinned this recently to my Commonplace Books board and have been thinking about it ever since.

A few plans for the rest of the week... we definitely need to go to the grocery store.  We have basketball practice and games. We have music lessons.  We possibly have a postponed trip later in the week.

A peek into my day... it's pretty, but cold.  The kids might go out later if it warms up for part of school.




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10 comments:

  1. I loved Ambleside Online, and did not preread. Sigh. Missed out there. Blessings on your week!

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to set some time this afternoon during quiet time to read. It's about building a family culture for us, and my kids are all doing the same year. If we were doing 3 different years, I might not do as well.

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  2. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon! Being sick is no fun!! Have a great week!

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    1. Me too! My husband and I have both had what she seems to have. I hope she gets over it more quickly and the other kids don't get it.

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  3. So sorry to hear about the sickness you have been suffering! May this week bring better health to your household!

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your good wishes :)

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  4. Praying that you and yours get well soon. Try to enjoy the snow. We never get any here.

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    1. Thanks. Girl #2 has a fever after quiet time. Daddy and son headed for a walk in the snow.

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  5. Oh, I'm sorry you all are still sick! :( Can any of your childre read aloud for the group while everyone rests?

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    1. Well, some of the reading was able to be done, but not a lot. Tuesday we were back to a solid partial day and today - Wednesday - we did most of a day but only because I had an appointment this morning. I'm pleased with what we accomplished.

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