Outside My Window...the sun is shining and a warm breeze blows lazily past. The temp is 82 and the low for tonight will be about 55...my favorite kind of weather!
I am thinking...that fall is my favorite season, and that I am GLAD to be home once again. Our trip was great, but coming home is always great, too!
I am thankful for...Pat being HOME again!!! Dan coming home with us, boys that are getting along in spite of a prolonged separation, and a chance to bake again.
From the learning rooms...today was the first day of school since we were gone for most of September and missing a few students for most of the summer, and it was just the basics today, just some reading, Bible and a math worksheets to get the neurons firing again.
From the kitchen...I did the baking yesterday and I'm glad about that since today went by way too fast...LOL! As for the meal plans, I did the unthinkable and went grocery shopping without making meal plans....gasp! I've sorted through the food I came home with and here's what I've got so far...
- Monday~ Mac and cheese with smoked sausage and salad
- Tuesday~ Chicken and rice casserole
- Wednesday~ Leftovers
- Thursday~ Meatloaf with potatoes and green bean casserole
- Friday~ Pizza, veggies and chips with dip
- Saturday~ Spaghetti...and I'm going to try making my own noodles for the first time!
- Sunday~ Not sure yet, but since I go shopping on Fridays, I can pick something up then
I am wearing...a gray t-shirt and green knit jumper...with bare feet of course
I am creating...a fresh start to school this year, time to get those brains full of smarts!
I am going...to work T, W, Th and Sat night; Grocery shopping and errand running on Friday and to church on Sunday...hopefully otherwise nowhere, I need to be at home to get school going
I am reading...a Proverbs a day with the boys and my daily reading as posted by my B.R.A.G. group on facebook...check it out!
I am hoping...that this will be our best homeschool year ever. We are trying some new curriculum this year that's a bit more hands on and also geared for multi-age teaching...hurray! I can't wait to get started...it's been along summer break and it's TIME to get going again!
I am hearing...David, Patrick, Derek and William playing Whoonoo, the ceiling fans turning and the washer finishing the spin cycle.
Around the house...as usual, there is much to do, but the hosue is picked up, the laundry is caught up and there is plenty of time to get it all done.
One of my favorite things...watching an after dinner movie with the boys that we've read the book and can compare the book to the movie.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: School, school and more school! Last year we kind of drifted in and out of school. This year I want to start and end with purpose and deliberation. So this week is devoted to school and getting it started on the right foot.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... David and Patrick showing off Pat's new 'camp-out' theme room...mostly it's a tent popped up in his room until we can afford him a new bed, but he likes it for whatever the reason...and I'm glad about that!! : )
This post is in response to a call to the simple life by the delightful Miss Peggy... check her out at www.thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com