My Daybook for October 13th, 2009
(yes, a day late!)
outside my window. . . the sun is just about at its midpoint for the day. Warm, bright, and sunny with no clouds.
I am listening to . . . my kids taking their lunch break and watching "Leave It To Beaver"
I am wearing . . . jeans, pink short-sleeve top with a long sleeve cream top underneath. Somewhat messy curls pulled back by a headband. Danskos as usual.
I am thankful for . . . a relaxing evening at the bookstore.
I am pondering . . . the idea that that which is built on the solid rock of Christ will last, but this doesn't only apply to spiritual things! "...by the grace of God you may write a poem that will last through eternity...." James McDaniel. What an impetus to the creative spirit!
I am reading . . . finally spent my birthday book money: Czeslaw Milosz's collected poems, a collection of Flannery O'Connor's stories, and Lost to the West (a book about the Byzantine Empire). Still reading Dante and still re-reading the Four Loves (CS Lewis).
I am praying . . . for our mission team in Ghana.
from the kitchen . . . hubby made venison chili last night, and it is delicious!
around the house . . . pulling out the lap blankets and warm down comforters for the coming cool weather.
on my iPod . . . the usual NPR downloads and James McDaniel's CiRCE talk on the Incarnation of Christ's the impact on education.
living the liturgy . . . trying to get back on track with morning and night prayer using the Divine Office podcast. If you don't know about this podcast and are trying to pray the office, I highly recommend it.
educating faithfully . . . learning about ancient India this week, reproduction in animals, reading The House of Sixty Fathers, Children's Homer and Wind in the Willows. We've finally started nature notebooks! I hope I'll keep them up. I think we'll alternate these with our arts studies each week (2 days on each). I'm unsatisfied with our science right now. I'd hoped to do more hands on lapbooks and such. We've done one (and it was a hit), but I just feel unsettled about this area of our studies. Considering using Apologia's Zoology 3 for the rest of this semester.
one of my favorite things . . . my recently rediscovered sunshine yellow cafe au lait cup. Perfect for my morning coffee (au lait, of course).
milestones in the past week . . . Baby L went right into one of her godmother's arms without a second of hesitation!
a few plans for the upcoming week . . . Saturday middle son has his first "Club 56" event (club 56 is for 5th and 6th graders, sort of a pre-youth group), hoping to meet my Dear Neighbor for coffee Saturday AM, and Sunday is a celebration of my grandmother's birthday! We'll be heading back to the mountains for a big family celebration at my Aunt and Uncle's cabin. This will be the first time she's met some of her more extended family.
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