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Posted by on August 2, 2016


FOR the week of August 1, 2016

Looking out my window…  when I woke up this morning the skies were overcast, the ground was damp, and there were raindrops on my bedroom window.  Now most of the clouds are gone and the sun has dried things up again.  We’ve entered our rainy season and the forecast calls for rain off and on all the rest of the week.

I am thankful… soooo thankful to have Scott home again.  Enjoyed the smell of his soap and deodorant that lingered in the bathroom after his shower this morning.  Thankful though that he was able to have this time to do work that he really enjoys – radio engineering.

From the kitchen… Caleb is cleaning out under the sink for me today; a very icky job by the sound of it.  It is one of the jobs he can do to redeem toys or in this case his scissors that he left out (we were having trouble with Gabe getting a hold of scissors that had not been put away after being used).

In the schoolroom… just one week until we start our new school year.  Hoping I can have all my planning ducks in their rows and be ready.  I think I have most of it done, but there always seems to be more to do.  The kids are super excited as always to explore their new school books.

I am wearing… jean capris and my ‘new this baby’ green nursing shirt from Milk Nursingwear which I love not only for it’s easy nursing access but because it fits great and looks good.

In the garden… Thankful Matthew stepped up to do a man’s job while Scott was gone in protecting the garden from critters.  He got rid of 5 squirrels and a vole that had been chowing down on the lettuce, spinach, and peas.

I am hearing… noon – the little boys watching/helping Caleb clean under the sink, the girls playing in their room, thunder from the dark clouds over the hill, Thomas sucking on his thumb while in his swing; 9:30pm – Scott spending some time with Matthew playing StarTrek Online, the loud fan on my computer, and the A/C.

One of my favorite things… being able to eat fresh produce from the garden.  Tonight’s supper used summer squash and basil.

Around the house… still waiting on a couple of packages (school books) that had to be resent due to the issues we’ve been having with our mail delivery.  Hoping and praying that those issues have truly been resolved and there won’t be any more problems.

Plans for the week – get everything ready for school next week including lesson plans, meal plans, etc.

A few pics from July:

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2 Responses to Daybook

  1. Mom

    So good to hear from you. What are the boys making in the picture?

    • seedpearl

      They are having fun with cornstarch and water (non-Newtonian liquid).

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