Monday, November 16, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook 11/16/09


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Outside my a crisp fall evening.

I am wondering... what tomorrow will bring.

I am thankful for... all the blessings that the Lord has bestowed on my family.

I am wearing... pink flannel pjs.

I am remembering... the good 'ole days when I didn't fear that I would not recognize my country tomorrow.

I am going... to take my youngest son, Cole, to the dentist tomorrow.

I am reading... Atlas Shrugged and The Forgotten Man.

I am hoping... to finish up our holiday shopping list this weekend.

On my mind... the memory book we will be working on in school for the next few weeks.

From the learning rooms... we are studying the importance of genealogy in the Bible and our own lives. We will be making a memory book that will include photos, genealogy charts/trees, Q&A sessions with family members, and our own stories and memories. In Math we just started a new book and so we're reviewing a lot of the concepts he has already studied. Our Language Arts is covering nouns, plurals, titles, and blends. In Creative Writing he is writing and illustrating stories for his Memory Book. We are also working on Bible and US time lines.

Noticing that... my DC are growing up way too quickly for my taste!!

Pondering these words... rely on God and he will see us through this...stated by my hubby this evening when discussing the uncertainty in the future of his plant.

From the kitchen... pot roast with potatoes, onions, carrots, and celery.

Around the house... blissful peace and quiet after everyone is tucked into bed.

One of my favorite things is spending quality time at home with my family.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Monday, September 28, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook 9/28


Outside my window...a cool, crisp autumn evening.

I am thinking...about either changing or adding to Cole's Language Arts curriculum. Lifepac is focusing on things he has already learned and this is after I skipped to the second K workbook.

I am thankful for...a wonderful hubby who spent most of his day off working on my car and praising God that it ended up being a rather simple fix.

I am flannel PJs.

I am remembering...the wonderful times we had on our trip to the Smokies.

I am do a little research on the homeschool laws in Indiana.

I am reading...the book of Ruth, "The Forgotten Man", Glenn Beck's new book, and "Blast to the Past:Ben Franklin's Fame" aloud with the kiddos.

I am get caught up on the mountain of laundry that I fell behind on this weekend.

Praying husband's coworkers as they face a layoff in a few short months.

From the learning rooms...Bible-Studying Matthew 5:13-16(Salt and the Light) and Genesis 11:1-9(Tower of Babel) Science-Studying electricity, Ben Franklin, erosion, and volcanoes. Social Studies/History-Studying Mesopotamia and service jobs. Math-Addition and Subtraction review Language Arts-Long Vowels Memory Verse/Copywork-Ephesians 6:1

Pondering these words...For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

From the kitchen...the aroma of a roast cooking for tomorrow's dinner.

Around the house...just doing daily chores and hoping to catch up on the laundry.

One of my favorite things right now~are these scents...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009


Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting Fall Into Reading 2009.

I am so excited to start this challenge and I'm hoping it will give me a little incentive to whittle away at my TBR pile. Here is what I hope to read this fall:

1.The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2.The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes--currently reading
3.An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
4.Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck
5.Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin
6.The 5000 Year Leap by W.Cleon Skousen
7.End the Fed by Ron Paul--currently reading
8.While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky
9.World Without End by Ken Follet
10.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
11.Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler by Robert Gellately
12.The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
13.The Shack by William P. Young
14.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
15.The Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson by Robert Lewis Dabney
16.Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
17.1776 by David McCullough
18.Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook 9/21

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Outside my window...there is rain of biblical proportions. It wouldn't surprise me if an ark came floating down our road :). Seriously though I really wish we could have a few days of nice weather.

I am thinking...about adding this art curriculum to our homeschool.

I am thankful for...a God that is great and that will see us through these troubled times we are facing.

From the learning rooms...Science-Tested a soil sample to see what type of soil is present in various parts of our yard and did a soil component experiment. Bible-Reviewed the parable about a man who builds his house upon a rock vs one who builds on sand(Matthew 7) Copywork/Memory Verse-Joshua 24:15 Creative Writing-Drew a rock sculpture Math-Subtraction review, matching fractions, and counting by 2s,3s,4s,5s,and 10s review. Language Arts-Worksheets on Long O sound Spelling-Reviewed spelling words and unscramble the words worksheet Music-Violin practice

From the kitchen...making homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner.

I am wearing...capris and a black tee.

I am creating...nothing at the moment but I hope to process and scrap our vacation photos later this evening or tomorrow.

I am watch the season premiere of House tonight.

I am reading..."The Forgotten Man" and "The Time Traveler's Wife". I also got an order in from the conservative book club so "The 5000 Year Leap" , "Liberty and Tyranny", and "End the Fed" are now sitting atop my to be read pile. Tomorrow "An Echo in the Bone" and "Arguing With Idiots" will be joining them. Then I will be on a purchasing freeze for a month or two while I whittle the pile away.

I am hoping...that my husband's plant shutdown is a short one and that he can find something locally to hold him over in the meantime.

I am hearing...the Glenn Beck radio program and toy trains chugging around a track in the living room.

Around the house...unpacking from vacation, washing clothes, and mopping the floors.

I am praying for...a quick turnaround in this troubled economy and wisdom to make tough decisions regarding our future.

One of my favorite spending time with my family.

A few plans for the on a resume for my DH, finish up lesson plans, and make a trip to Books a Million.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Jake and Sean doing the Mindball exhibit Wonderworks. You can read more about it HERE.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Homeschool Open House 2009


Cole--Age 5

Bible: Heart of Wisdom Adam to Abraham and Weaver Curriculum Volume 1
Language Arts: Lifepac Language Arts K and Wisdom Words
Math: Lifepac Math K and Horizon Math K (He will begin Horizon Math 1 in a few months.)
Social Studies/History: Weaver Curriculum Volume 1
Science: Weaver Curriculum Volume 1
Music: Violin Lessons
I just want to thank everyone for stopping by and taking a peek at what is in store for us as we begin another fun filled year of learning at home.

**If I am fortunate enough to win one of the open house prizes I would prefer the rainbow resource center gift certificate or the Old School House planner module.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Drop by posting...

Late again and I'm only popping in for a photo share. Since it was Juan's b-day today I decided to use the picture of him blowing out the candles for my 365 shot. However, I loved these two pics of my boys coming home from hunting in the rain so I thought I'd share them here.



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