|Mom's new house to be!|
Monday, the 7th...
Lessons are the main priority today. Laundry is a strong second. I didn't do much laundry over the weekend, so "Mount Washmore" grew quite a bit. I am excited to report that our good health has almost returned. I am a bit tired and still congested. Ryan and Grace cough once in awhile. I made a big meatloaf over the weekend and so we will finish it off tonight. That makes my day a little easier. We also worked on the living areas after lessons today. The carpet got a nice sweeping.
The big news of the day is that Ryan got to build his new computer. All the parts arrived, and he went to work. It didn't take very long, and he made it look so easy. Now it is working and he is enjoying his efforts.
|She's getting more friendly!|
The sunshine is so welcome today. We are joining a new homeschool gym class today. Several good friends are already attenders, so we will be sure to enjoy our outing. I am thankful for this opportunity. A small church has offered this structured, free class for the last several years. We get our lessons done before and after the class. In the afternoon, I put two big chickens in the oven to roast. I've got a new cooking system here. One week, I make a HUGE pot of chili, which we eat on for a couple days. The next week I roast two chickens. The first night we eat roasted chicken. The next day I make a HUGE pot of chicken and rice soup for lunch and dinner. There is usually chicken left for another meal, too. By switching up chili and chicken, my family doesn't seem to get tired of either. I also bought a bag of mixed beans to make more soup this weekend. Winter is for soup!
|Dorothy's portrait in progress.|
Wednesday, the 9th...
Today is the busiest day of the week. Lessons are going well. Ryan is about to finish Algebra 1. He is really enjoying math, Latin, history, and writing this year. The other two and I are chugging along in our Sonlight readers, loving every moment. Great Expectations can be a challenge. Sometimes I am reading aloud and don't know what I even just said! It takes a little thinking at times, but it is so good. Art class resumed today. I really love Grace's art teacher. She started a new project today, as well.
AWANA was not too difficult. It is a denial of the flesh for me, as my flesh would rather be at home at all times! My girls make it worth it.
|Building in the kitchen.|
Thursday, the 10th...
The clouds are here, but it's still warmer than usual. I find that I am less congested and less tired. The kids are all well, too. Now we just try to prevent the next attack! Today, we stayed home and got a lot of school work done. Then we put away all the things that find their way into our living spaces. I made two loaves of herb bread. My, we can eat a whole loaf in one meal! The kids went back to karate tonight. Jeff and I went to Costco.
Friday, the 11th...
We finished our lessons for the week, then we dusted, swept, and cleaned everything in sight. Tonight is small group here at the house. It will be a blessing to meet with our friends for prayer and Bible study.
This weekend, we'll do a little more helping my parent's pack, as they close on their house in a few weeks. We also have church, Sunday school, choir, and youth group on Sunday.
Have a great weekend!