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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Most Perfect Sentence Ever Written

As a homeschooling mama, I try to keep things interesting for DT. This boy HATES to write, and so recently, we've been learning to type/keyboard. And to keep from typing A, A, A, B, B, B, etc, we've been using the same wonderful sentence that we use to practice handwriting, because it has every letter of the alphabet in it.
What is this magical, marvelous, mystical sentence, you ask?

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back.

I typed it once for him and then he typed it twice. The first time took him quite a while, but already by the second time, he was moving faster. Go DEREK!

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back. 
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back.

The red letters are Derek's work. I"m so proud of him! 

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today... February 2, 2016

Outside my window... The moon shines desperately against the night, but to no avail. It's chilly now and the birds have gone to bed.

I am thinking...that it's been too long since I've participated in the SWD community.

I am thankful...that it's Grati-Tuesday and I'm focused on being thankful for my many blessings.

I am wearing...jeans, a pink tee layered under a floral scrub top, some comfy socks and my trusty tennies.

I am creating...a haven of rest not only for the company I'm expecting this weekend, but for my family and all those who seek a safe place this week.

I am going...to bed soon, as a good book and warm covers beckon me to put this day to rest.

I am wondering...why I always wax philosophical at night when the labors of the day are done.

I am reading...I just finished a book a few days ago, and aside from flipping through a few magazines, am not reading anything at this moment. Got a suggestion for me?

I am hoping...that Punxsutawney Phil was correct today and that spring is coming early.

I am learning...to set gentle, kind boundaries around my life that protect not only me, but my family from my "I'm-a-doormat" tendencies.

In my garden...I've cut back my rose bushes to waist height, which is quite a chop considering some were over 6 feet tall. I've got one brave little pea vine that survived the cold and snow we had last month and is still growing little bit by little bit.

In my kitchen...we're on what feels like forever and a day of a pantry challenge, but it's "only" week 5 of trying to eat what's on hand and only purchasing fresh dairy and produce. The meals are starting to get odd, but we're not going hungry. The goal is to have eaten everything with a 2015 label before mid-2016. We're doing well.

In the homeschool room...DT and I started Exploring Countries and Cultures from MFW this week and so far, he's delighted and so am I. We are also starting piano lessons, but he's not sure how he feels about that just yet. ;)

A favorite quote for today...courtesy of Footloose (2011 remake)

Don't ask me why, because I don't know, but this just cracks me up!

A peek into one of my days...Patrick (far left)  is home from his trip to Iowa and Illinois, and is joined by his brothers, biological and otherwise. David, Nathan (our caramel son) and Derek. I know the picture is blurry but I turned the flash off so as not to attract attention to myself. I love how they are piled up on the couch together like a pile of sleepy puppies. They are so happy to be together again.

One of my favorite things...Family.

Post Script... I've challenged myself to accept this reading challenge. Anyone care to join me?

If you've enjoyed this little peek into my life, feel free to hop on over and read other day book entries and possibly even post one of your own here.
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