Outside my window… there is a small mountain of fur from the German Shepherd. It’s that time of year, so she’ll need a few good brushings to get all of her winter coat shed.

I am thinking… about the archaeological excavation of some of the Easter Island statues. I had no idea that some of them had complete bodies that were buried! The EISP website has some interesting photos and field notes about the project. I find archaeology and ancient history absolutely fascinating. An archaeologist was one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up!

I am thankful for… a reason to hope.

From the learning rooms… our study of the Olympic Games is quite interesting, and of course I am enjoying the astronomy unit that we are doing in science!

From the kitchen… I’ve been playing around with making my own hamburger/sandwich rolls. I’m hoping that it will save some money, but it definitely means fewer chemicals and artificial preservatives. The kids are definitely enjoying the homemade bread and rolls too!

I am wearing… black pants, a Piano Guys t-shirt, and the purple crocs of course!

I am creating… a nice wool cardigan. It’s a pretty cable design, and perhaps I’ll even get some photos posted here when I’m further along.

I am going… to check out the new reviews that are up today. Have you looked at the Home Educating Family review site lately? New reviews go up every Monday!

I am reading… still reading The Sound of Red Returning. Some things came up over the past few days and I didn’t get any reading done, so I’m going to plan on taking the time to finish it up this week. I want to find out what happens!

I am hoping… that the teething Little Guy will sleep well tonight.

I am hearing… Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing sung by Twila Paris. I’ve been seeking the familiar comfort of the hymns that I grew up with lately.

Pondering these words… “With numberless blessings each moment He crowns, and filled with His fullness divine, I sing of my rapture, oh, glory to God for such a Redeemer as mine! A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, He taketh my burden away; He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved, He giveth me strength as my day.” – Fanny Crosby

Around the house… week one of menu planning has started, and there are plenty of green plants growing that will soon be blooming!

One of my favorite things… crayon-drawn cards from my kids.

A few plans for the rest of the week: learning, laundry, and the like. This will be my first week following my menu plan. We will see how well it works out!

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