For Today...Monday, July 30, 2012
In the great outdoors...I’d rather not talk about it. Let’s just say that fall cannot come quickly enough!
A heart of thanksgiving...for air conditioning, fans, and shade trees.
A heart of prayer...for a family who lost a loved one today, for the Choates who are packing up today for their move to Texas, for rain, and for the farmers who are battling both heat and drought as they approach an early harvest.
Random observations...I just realized I entered June 30 as the date above. It really shouldn’t be the end of July yet.
Thoughts from the kitchen...today we had teriyaki deer strictly because it was already pre-cooked and packaged together in the freezer, except for the sauce. On a day like today, as little cooking as possible is a huge plus!
On my bookshelf...I actually did get to start Breath of Angel! YAY! Now to just get it finished. I also need to read YWAMS’s Dietrich Bonheoffer by Janet & Geoff Benge this week. I’m definitely looking forward to that one!
Projects...I only have a few everyday napkins to finish. They are all cut out – I just need to finish hemming them. I also have some material to make matching outfits for the girls and their sock dolls. I will be recruiting the girls to help with that project. I also need to start working on the curtains for Angela’s bedroom hide-away since her birthday is just over a month away! Steven wants to sew for Angie’s birthday (actually, he just wants to get to play on the Bernina!), so we’ll probably see if there’s enough left from the curtains to make a matching pillow for her bed.
Sounds of the moment...fans and the A/C.
Last week we learned...um…I’m drawing a blank. I think it was reptiles and amphibians for Angie & Steven, along with ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Olivia is learning about China, and I think she was learning about the eye last week. Mbrain doesn’t work when it’s this hot.
A favorite thing from last week...sweet family time and our visit with the Choates.
The planner...is not overflowing for the month of August. In fact, we have very little planned that will take us away from home, and we plan to keep it that way! This makes me very, very happy. We are in desperate need of several routine weeks in a row.
Because visuals are fun...I had no voice last Tuesday, so Angie read their science for me. They enjoyed reading by themselves so much last week, that they’ve taken turns reading to each other every day since!