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Posted by on October 17, 2018


Looking out my window…  an overcast day today. Fall is tenaciously hanging on here and the snow is yet to fly.  We’ve had a couple frosty mornings and seen the snow creep all the way down the mountain, but then the chinook winds blow and it all warms back up again.  Winter’s coming though; the forecast for next week is calling for the clouds to clear off some and the temps to start falling.

Caleb raking leaves

I am thankful… to be settling in to our own home and no longer in transit, for the long fall giving us time to get settled in here, to see my husband excited about going to work, for a homeschooling community to be part of, and for a good sharathon for the radio station this year.

Scott during KCAM’s sharathon

One of my favorite things… curling up with my husband at the end of a long day.

I am wearing… a striped sweater and a pair of jeans that I need to patch where my cell phone is wearing a hole in my pocket.

I am creating… lesson plans. Slowly, but surely we are adding subjects to our school schedule as we get curriculum ordered and figure out how it’s all going to work this year.

I am hoping… for good traveling weather when we go to Soldotna in a week to visit my sister’s family and pick up our suburban from my brother.

In the garden… it’s nothing fancy, but with some help from my boys we have a spot to dump kitchen compost scraps and leaves they’ve raked up from the yard. We’ve also been cleaning out some of the garden beds, prepping them for winter.  Meanwhile, Matthew has been hard at work digging up the numerous volunteer trees that were attempting to take over the yard.

In the kitchen… I’m a bit frustrated with the cooking/baking options in this kitchen (an old finicky stove top, a tiny old wall oven that can’t fit my cookie sheets, and a microwave/convection oven combo that isn’t quite on par with a traditional oven though I’m grateful for the extra baking space), but we’re figuring out how to make it work for us and hoping for the possibility to upgrade things soon.

In the nursery… she’s walking! And quite pleased with herself about it.

A look at my week: For those curious – prices on fresh produce at our local grocery store.


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