Monday, January 16, 2017

The Simple Woman's Daybook for Monday, January 16, 2017

For Today...

Looking out my window ... it's that dark that has a twinge of navy to it that says morning will be coming up over the edge soon.

I am thinking ... about all the things we have to do today - the list is long!

I am thankful ... that we have the wherewithal to do those things.  God has certainly given us good work to do.  (I keep telling myself that!)

One of my favorite things ... having everything pre-read for the week, notes, commonplace entries, and geography record done. I hope that I can learn to do this work more quickly and efficiently, but it is good to get started.

I am wearing ... orange and navy

I am have creatinged ... new forms to - hopefully - make our school year easier.

I am listening to ... podcasts. Hopefully catching up before next week when some of my favorites are back from hiatus. I listened to the CenterForLit this morning as they and Andrew Pudewa talked about Fantasy and Faerie.  So very good and much to chew upon.

I am hoping ... that this week goes even better than last week did. Hope springs eternal.

I am learning ... about so many things! Doing my children's school work has been eye opening moreso than just assigning it.

In my kitchen ... I have a plan  which always bodes well!

A photo posted by dawn (@ladydusk) on

I even have snacks made for my hobbits for this week ...

A photo posted by dawn (@ladydusk) on

In the school room ... assignment books are ready, new check-cards are ready, I'm feeling the most prepared for a week of school I've ever been.  That gives me a sense of peace ( ... is this how to }pacify{ ), but also a sense of foreboding.  Something to derail my plans, you know?

Shared Quote ... "You don't love yourself enough. Or you'd love your nature too, and what it demands of you. People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat. Do you have less respect for your own nature than the engraver does for engraving, the dancer for the dance, the miser for money or the social climber for status? When they're really possessed by what they do, they'd rather stop eating and sleeping than give up practicing their arts.

Is helping others less valuable to you? Not worth your effort?" 

Marcus Aurelius talking himself into gettting up to start work for the day.
A moment from my day ... someone on Facebook complained about peeling garlic so I shared the contraption I use for the job.  Here's that picture.

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  1. I am working on my menu now something I have gotten away from and causes me less stress to have one. I hope I will stick with it as I also spend less at the grocery store cause I make list from the menu. I enjoyed my visit to your corner of bloggy world.

    1. I always go in spurts, but things go better when I menu plan. I'm glad you popped over :)

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    1. I know! That garlic peeler is just stunning ;-p

  3. You are on top of all the schooling you're doing! I like how all your menus for the week are planned out. That would be so helpful - and one less thing to think about - if all the meals are pre-planned.


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