26 September 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...I'm considering living in a drama-free bubble.

In our homeschool this week...We're beginning a study of animals, finishing a basic overview of food groups, continuing with another week about Spain and The Story of Ferdinand just because we want to, finishing The Silver Chair, beginning The Last Battle and learning about how artists uses shapes.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...Plan for bumps. Catch-up days are essential.

I am inspired by...great music.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...Tomorrow, we head to my folks' house to mow the grass.

One of my favorite things...rainy fall days.

What's working/not working for us...We need to get a better grip on the morning routine. Ava has asked for a little help remembering to practice piano and have her quiet time with the Lord.

Questions/thoughts I have...The people who choose us and whom we choose to be closest to in our lives are sometimes more like family than those who are actually related by blood.

Things I'm working on...gentleness and grace.

I'm reading...Sheet music. Does that count?

I'm cooking...Today was meatless Monday. We had curried lentils with rice and yolky eggs on top. I know it sounds weird, but it was surprisingly tasty. Find the recipe HERE.

I'm grateful for...my husband and children who remind me that it doesn't matter what others say or think as long as I am serving the Lord.

I'm praying for...restoration in several relationships.

A quote to share..."I have plans for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

1 comment:

  1. Love this. Will join you in prayer for restoration for relationships. I know it is sometimes tough to function when you know there is a broken relationship out there- even if you don't have to see the person. I LOVE a rainy fall day but I can't enjoy it too much cause I know it's almost winter. UGH!