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FOR TODAY March 9, 2009
Outside My Window... It is still rather dark since the clocks got turned ahead this weekend. Seems like a dreary day out there.
I am thinking...of more ways our family can be better prepared for the uncertainty of the economy.
I am thankful for... my dear husband who works tirelessly to support this family all week and then continues to work here in the home for much of his weekend.
From the kitchen… I need to get some baking done. I have gotten the family used to having my homemade granola bars as opposed to the packaged ones, so I need to keep those on hand.
I am wearing...blue fuzzy robe and pj’s, still.
I am creating... new and improved lesson plans for Thomas.
I am going… to the local fruit market later today. I have no idea how they manage to keep their prices so low, but it is worth an extra trip out to take advantage of their prices!
I am reading… I picked up Mother Angelica’ book called Mother Angelica’s Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures. If you’ve ever heard her speak, her writing style is exactly like her speaking style. It’s as if I can hear her speaking as I am reading. She really has a gift for bringing the scriptures to life. She is so down-to-earth, which is something I really appreciate as a reader. Here is an example from her meditation on Ruth:
“Some of us think we have to like what we’re doing to be obedient.
You’re not being obedient until you do what you don’t like to do. If you
don’t believe me, ask Ruth.”
I am hoping… that my brother-in-law’s heart procedure goes smoothly tomorrow and that he continues on the way to good health.
I am hearing… the sound of the dryer tumbling,
Around the house...today I must get to the upstairs. The upstairs is the hardest area for me to maintain, but so far it hasn’t turned into a disaster since I last spent time up there; so maintain, I will.
One of my favorite things... is when the older children anticipate my needs. It gives me hope that I did something right in raising them. I had an unexpected pick-up to make at dinner time a few days ago and when I got home, dinner was ready to be served, the table was set, and all I had to do was sit down and enjoy!
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: the usual activities. An extra basketball game is on the schedule tonight to make up for the snow day last Monday. Jessie is leaving for Italy on Friday, so my thoughts are turning to her. She will definitely be missed! I am so excited that she is doing this, but the nervous Mom in me worries.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... no homeschool education would be complete without erupting a homemade volcano on the kitchen table!