Monday, January 26, 2009

Picture thought

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook~January 26th Edition
For Today... January 26, 2009

Outside my window... bright sunshine but very cold--1 degree at noon

I am thinking... about the decisions I need to make regarding schooling

From the learning rooms... unit multipliers; writing project; A Wrinkle in Time literature packet

I am thankful for... winter and its invigorating coldness!

From the kitchen... pancakes--a breakfast dinner tonight

I am wearing... blue jeans; boots; UConn sweatshirt and turtleneck

I am reading... bread baking books

I am hoping... Dave's job interview goes well today and he gets a job

I am hearing... Flinstones on TV

Around the house... laundry to finish; some picking up

One of my favorite things... having my kitty sit on my lap and purr

A few plans for the rest of the week... concert tonight for Mr. Well Rounded; orchestra tomorrow for Miss Bookworm; trip to Moorehead Thursday and Friday for Miss Musicwriter's scholarship audition

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I love weekends. Of course, most people do because they do not have to go to work. I do not work outside of my home and I still love weekends. There is something about knowing I can sleep in the morning and not feel guilty about it. I love having the time to work on things I enjoy like scrapbooking, blogging, and knitting. I also like the extra time I have to get things done around the house the right way. Laundry can be effectively done as well as cleaning and meal planning. I love homeschooling Miss Bookworm and being home during the weekdays but there is still something about weekends!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Busy Day

I have a short break--highly unusual for during the day-- so I thought I would write a bit. The sunshine is very beautiful today. It is rare in Minnesota that we get sun in January so when we do, it is a welcome sight. The only issue is the dog sees it and thinks spring is here! She cries to go out only to find that it is still chilly outside and then scratches to come back in. Thirty minutes later she is crying to go out again! Miss Bookworm and I have gotten almost all subject done today which, for an orchestra day is unusual. Mr. Gameboy is downstairs relaxing before he has to leave for work at 4:00. Miss Musicwriter is excited because her college books came today. She dove into the box anxious to get started. She has felt knowledge deprivation over the past week! Mr Well Rounded is at school and will be lifting weights afterwards while I take Miss Musicwriter to her saxophone lesson. I am hoping to enjoy some quiet time tonight to maybe walk on the treadmill and do some reading, praying and Bible study. I have some issues to take before God and seek his answers on.

Off to do science with Miss Bookworm right now! Blessings to any who may happen to read this!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A new Home

I've had a blog for a year or so but could not figure out how to customize it to make it more me. I saw many fellow homeschoolers were blogging on this blogging site so I thought I would switch. So far I have been happy. I have been able to add some things to my blog page that I was not able to do on the other site. I hope to blog a little every day and I hope I make some friends as well. As an introduction, I will start with some information.

I am a wife and a mom first and foremost. I have been married to D for 21 years (wow--I feel old!). We are the parents of 4 wonderful teenagers. The oldest, Mr. Gameboy, is 19. He is on the autism spectrum which just makes him unique in his thinking and approach to life. We adore it most of the time!

The next oldest is Miss Musicwriter. She is 17 and a senior in high school. She is currently taking free college classes from home after spending the first half of the year in an arts high school. She plans to attend college in the fall to double major in music composition and journalism.

Number 3 is Mr. Well Rounded. He is almost 16 and a sophomore in high school. He loves soccer, singing, and reading his Bible. He is very outgoing and loves almost everyone.

The "baby" of the family is Miss Bookworm. She is 13 and in 8th grade at our sometimes crazy homeschool. By her name you can guess that she loves to read! She also loves to play her violin and clarinet and is currently teaching herself to knit on a large spool.

Mr. D is a down to earth guy who enjoys television (more than he should) and solving sodoku puzzles. He has also been spending more time reading since he has been out of work since November.

I homeschool, drive kids to activities if Mr. Gameboy is at work and cannot help with that, score ACT essays part time, and manage a household of a very busy family that also includes Miss Yogi (woof) and Miss Molly (meow). I love my job and wouldn't trade it for all the money or possessions in the world. I am currently working on serious Bible study and exploring ways to live a simpler life...something that in America is going against the grain.

Feel free to leave a comment if you happen to come across my blog. Blessings.