Daybook for July 11th

 

Outside my window… it’s a warm, sunny day… and there is another snake.

I am thinking… about how quickly these children have grown!

I am thankful for… Camo using the bathroom! The first day last week was really difficult, but he’s doing very well now.

From the learning rooms… we’ve started reading the Chronicles of Narnia at bedtime. The beauty of homeschooling is that any time of day can be time for learning.

From the kitchen… boiling hamburger. I did some grocery shopping yesterday and boiling and freezing hamburger is the best way to always have cooked ground beef on hand for recipes.

I am wearing… summer clothes and my TPC (Trusty Purple Crocs).

I am creating… hand-knit socks… maybe. I can’t figure out how it is that I can manage to knit cables and lace, yet a simple knit tube escapes me. It’s irritating to say the least.

I am going… to become a diplomat. Seriously, if parents can negotiate peace between siblings then they would make great diplomats!

I am reading… The Laughing Cavalier. I get snatches of reading time while I’m nursing Brenn and it just seems easier to read the e-books on a small electronic device than it is to wrangle a “real” book.

I am hoping… that the current resident snake has as short a life span as his predecessor.

I am hearing… the kids having great fun with a set of plastic cookie cutters that Grandma found at Goodwill. They trace them and come up with all sorts of creative things to do with them. I’m sure that a batch of cookies will be somewhere in the near future too!

Pondering these words… “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” –Martin Luther

Around the house… washing up some kids clothes that were stored. They’ve picked up a sort of musty smell from being in storage, but I’ve found that a liberal amount of baking soda added to the load of laundry freshens them right up. I think I’ll store their outgrown and off-season clothes in the house instead of the shed from now on though!

One of my favorite things… tiger lilies starting to bloom and kids catching fireflies with Daddy.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Nothing particularly exciting, just a typical week for us. Truthfully, I don’t mind the relative predictability! Kids make my day anything but boring!

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