Monday, August 24, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook for August 24, 2015

For Today... Monday, August 24, 2015

Outside my window....it is a gloriously beautiful morning.  Not too warm, not too cool and a clear, lovely sky.

I am thinking... about the school day ahead.

I am thankful... for the most beautiful weekend I can remember in a long time.  The weather was perfect and we had zero plans on Saturday.  We were busy cleaning and yarding but we were all home most of the day (I ran to the store for dinner).

I am wearing... exercise clothes (shh. don't tell anyone).

I am creating... new routines. And a grocery list.

I am going... to the grocery store.

I am wondering... how best to use periscope or if I will be much of a presence at all.

I am reading... Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie. I printed out the companion journal and am hoping to get more depth that way.

I am hoping... our day smooths out. Late night after evening worship last night means tired, grumpy children this morning.

I am learning... to speak more patiently to the tired, grumpy children.  Children are certainly stretching for my patience.

In my kitchen... oatmeal is bubbling on the stove waiting to be consumed.

In my garden... we have 5 green tomatoes on the plant out front.  Didn't expect any, so a nice surprise.

In the homeschool... everything is planned for the week. But, as my friend Heather always reminds me, held loosely.


A photo posted by dawn (@ladydusk) on




A photo posted by dawn (@ladydusk) on

A favorite quote for today... Obedience is Quick, Cheerful, Quiet, and Complete

A peek into one of my days...
Smores with cinnamon grahams and nutella. I'm in love.

One of my favorite things... coconut in my oatmeal.  Surprisingly delicious.

From the board room... I started a new board I'm calling "Ear Salad" because the stuff on it is too excellent to call "Ear Candy." I'm linking to favorite audio talks and talks I'm sure I want to listen to.



Post Script... If you're a homeschooler and didn't see Brandy's call to cheerful obedience using I am, I can, I ought, I will and setting it to moms ... why are you reading my blog?! Hie thee there!

Linking up with The Simple Woman.

19 comments:

  1. Mmmmm S'mores! Cute kiddos! I am still trying to figure out Periscope. Have a great week!

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    1. I mostly watch, but it can be fun to broadcast, too. I got to host the Homeschool Happy Hour last week, that was fun. I'm @ladydusk there and would be glad to follow back.

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  2. The #1 thing I can do if I want something unexpected to come up is to think I've got everything planned ;)
    Love your photos!
    Hope you have an awesome week :)

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    1. Isn't that true! We moved some things around the first day of this plan ... but not everything. We'll see how the rest of the week holds out! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Speaking to grumpy kids is hard!! Makes me grumpy too. But it is a good goal to have: learn to speak to them patiently! I have never heard of Periscope. I will have to go explore! Have a great week.

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    1. Mondays are hard here. We generally get home kind of late from worship and then must get moving. Periscope is like video with one broadcaster and chat interaction from live viewers.

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  4. So many interesting observation, great photos, and wow!, what a lot of planning has taken place in your notebook!

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    1. Thanks, tricia ann! Have a great week!

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  5. Ear Salad...umm not quite as enticing a title but I appreciate the sentiments!

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    1. I know, but it made me giggle so I stuck with it LOL

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  6. I never thought of making s'mores with Nutella!

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    1. They were delicious, Jen. And even messier than with candy bar pieces [grin]

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  7. Hope yesterday went well & you have a good week! :) "Ear salad" made me chuckle but I'm excited to follow that board also!

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    1. I keep telling you, "Follow" all ... lol

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  8. I used the cover of your study for a little wall inspiration at the bottom of our steps. It's so beautiful and reminds me every time I walk by! Thank you!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you're enjoying it! I've been working on my graphics this year and was really pleased with how it turned out.

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  9. "why are you reading my blog?!"



    :)

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    1. Well, since you wrote that fabulous post, I guess you can read my blog. lol

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