Monday, May 25, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, May 25th. . .

Outside my window...
my garden is finally in the ground and loving the sunshine and fresh air. There are already a few yellow flowers on the tomato plants and the buds on the bean plant are just about to burst! Just praying that we don't have a late frost.

I am thinking...
how wonderful it is to have a weekday with just my girls. Oh the fun that we have planned.

I am thankful for...
my wonderful husband who works so hard to provide for us and doesn't ask for much at all in return.

From the learning rooms...
we are finishing up our science projects for the Science Fair on Friday. Hannah and I are discussing a way to make her school days more productive with less conflict. We are considering Sue Patrick's Workbox System.

From the kitchen...
I promised Hannah we would make soft pretzels and Sarah has been wanting to try homemade English muffins. And we need to make the tortillas for dinner and of course some kind of cookie.

I am wearing...
my favorite denim skirt with grey leggings, orange sock, white t-shirt and dark green fleece pullover, my mud boots are waiting by the door.

I am creating...
matching ribbon skirts for Rebekah and her doll Rosie. Plant markers for the garden. The Science Fair Program.

I am going...
to try and approach life, especially my children with a more quiet and meek spirit. The world tries to convince us that Biblical womanhood is weak. This is so far from the true. Biblical woman are so strong, for their strength is found in HIM. I want to be one of those woman.

I am reading...
I Love Dirt by Jennifer Ward
Clean Home, Clean Planet by Karen Logan
Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

I am hoping...
that today is a peaceful, joyous fun filled day for a mother and her three daughters.

I am hearing...
my two year old singing while she and her big sister make waffles and bacon. The cheep-cheep of our 19 two week old chickens is in the background.

Around the house...
the spare bedroom/craft room is a MESS! Today's big project is to get it back in order and make it function for all of us.

One of my favorite things...
is sneaking out to weed my garden with a cup of coffee before anyone else is awake. I find this so relaxing and it is productive too!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Music Class and Karate on Wednesday, to the farm to pick up eggs and honey, Homegrown Explorers Science Fair on Friday, birding on Saturday
**created a three ring binder system for the recipes I use often**
***change over the girls' clothes from winter to spring/summer***

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

It seems in this day that man is always taking all the credit. However if one takes just a moment to look beyond themselves it is evident that we are just a small almost insignificant part of this wonderful creation. I wonder how different the world would be if we stopped taking the credit and gave it to whom it belonged - GOD.

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  1. I look forward to your daybook each week. I am currently reading a wonderful book regarding having a meek and quiet spirit. The title is "Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit" by Teri Maxwell. It even has a study guide. Have a blessed, fruitful week!

  2. I enjoyed your daybook and blog. Keep on knitting, each project gets better and better.
    I think I need a visit to your menu help site. I am happy to cook for my family...I just wish someone would tell me what to cook.
    Have a joyful week.

  3. I enjoyed reading your daybook. I made chocolate chip cookies today. :)


  4. I enjoyed your daybook very much. I would like to read more when time allows.


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