Monday, August 25, 2008

Simply Monday - August 25th

for today...

outside my window - it is lightly raining, very overcast, with just a hint of the sun trying to peak through. the carpenters were out early working on the home they are building right behind us.

i am thinking - that it is the greatest thing this side of heaven to have my husband on vacation for an entire week. i so love to have him here and the kids have been counting down to it for the past two weeks.

from the learning rooms - we won't be starting officially until september 8th but we have been picking up a few things here and there. in the past few days we have gotten some science and pennsylvania history units out of the way...and picked up a few extra days for a buffer.

i am thankful for - our family all together this week before we kick it into gear for the school year and for the fact i made it through this past weekend. it was a whirlwind. i don't do whirlwinds well anymore i have found out.

from the kitchen - nothing but blessed noise of my husband loading the dishwasher. he is so good to me. :)

i am wearing - my jammies still. we won't go into specifics. i had a very long day yesterday. i sat outside at the local italian festival from roughly 9 am to 8 pm. oh, and did i mention, i sold four things? it was a really nice festival, nice day, good company...but not to productive, lucrative or encouraging.

i am reading - "for the children's sake" by susan schaeffer macaulay. this is for a monthly book discussion with our homeschool group. our first meeting last week was wonderful and such a blessing. the book is proving to give me so many things to think on too.

i am hoping - for a wonderful week together and a few possible day trips.

i am creating - a super top secret homeschooling project. not so because it is so cool, but simply because i am really self-conscious about anything i make. and i'm creating a blog post in my head about what i won. i just realized that i have left you hanging for longer than i had planned. i am also creating a short talk about why we homeschool for a homeschooling information night tonight. remember what i said about being self-conscious...

i am hearing - the ceiling fan and my daughter stomping and huffing up the stairs after my husband went downstairs and told her she was not allowed to play anymore ping pong with her siblings until her pig, wait...bedroom was clean.

around the house - hopefully much tidying and getting things straightened around.

one of my favorite things - is homeschooling. really, i'm not just saying this because i have to talk on it tonight. no matter how much it might drive me crazy and how many times i say or think "if i could just put them all in school," i really do love it.

a few plans for the rest of the week - homeschooling info night tonight, wedding music selection with a bride and groom tomorrow night, and we are hoping to go here and here as a family this week. i'll let you know how it works out.

here is a picture thought i am sharing with you -ok, actually three. these are various detail pictures of what i thought was the loveliest rosary that i have ever made that i took to the italian fest to sell yesterday. i made sure and took some pictures as i was setting up because i was sure it would be gone quickly...well, let's just say i could have taken pictures of it today as well. :) guess it will go up in my etsy shop while praying for a buyer. it's been empty for quite awhile (pardon the lackluster link, if i don't get anything in there before you look), but you have to liquidate somehow, right?

don't forget to truck it on over to peggy's to take a gander at all the other daybook entries for today.


Blogger Elena said...

"my jammies still."

You made me laugh!! I love blogging in my "jammies" too!

Beautiful rosary by the way. Gorgeous.

9:22 AM

Blogger Ellen said...

I love Knoebel's. What a great place to go with your family.

11:52 AM


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