Monday, October 19, 2009

Daybook for October 19


FOR TODAY October 19...

Outside my window... is a beautiful, crisp sunny morning! So wonderful after all the gray, rainy days from the past two weeks
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I am thinking... of a long list of to-do items: calls to make, bills to pay, 4-H Club business to handle, math to grade
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I am thankful... that John has finished some major tasks at home and at church. He was almost giddy with excitement this morning!
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From our studies... Today is the day to finish up the bulk of the science lapbook on mollusks. Ben and Philip are reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond and the high schoolers are reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.
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From the kitchen... must use the porkchops in the fridge tonight. Boring, but I'm glad they're there so I don't have to make a grocery run. John Mark is restarting last night's bonfire in the garden so the boys can roast hot dogs for lunch, but I'm going to have couscous and chickpeas instead. It's definitely time for a grocery run.
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I am wearing... a cozy blue cotton jog suit, pulled out of the winter clothes for the first time this morning
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I am creating... it's been too long since I've created anything, but I do have scrapbooking plans for the weekend, while John and Philip go on the Youth Hunt
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I am going... nowhere, until I take the kids to Track Club tonight!
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I am reading... Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. Her writing is lyrical, beautiful
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I am hoping... that John Mark's work will give him the time off he's asked for in November. I want him to be a good employee, but at this point in his life, there are other things that should take priority.
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I am hearing... John Mark going in and out the back door. The dog's tags jingling as he investigates John Mark's comings and goings. Ben talking to himself as he works on his math program on the computer. A fairly quiet morning around here.
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Around the house... it is unusually clean, since we worked all weekend to catch up on housework and yardwork in preparation for the Youth bonfire and cookout last night. Experience tells me the clean won't last for long, no matter how much I fuss, so I'll just enjoy it while it lasts.
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One of my favorite things... running in the fall. The cool weather is great for running, and the scenery is beautiful
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A few plans for the rest of the week: Ballroom Dance with John and football practice for the boys on Tuesday; Co-op and Praise Team practice on Wednesday; Ladies Bible Study, piano lessons, and Children's Chorus on Thursday; a scrapbooking crop on Friday (yay!); last football game, football banquet and clothes to the big consignment sale on Saturday; JAM worship and Trunk-or-Treat on Sunday
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From my Picture Journal: Philip, at the pumpkin patch last fall. Photo taken by his lovely cousin, Becky

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2 comments:

A Gracious Home said...

That's a great picture of your son with the pumpkins. He's very nice looking. I love the fall too. The colors are fantastic. It looks like you have a busy week. God bless you, Doylene

E.T.'s Mom said...

I love glimpses into your day. The youth cookout was wonderful! I'm working on consignment prep, too.