Monday, August 17, 2009

A Simple Womans Daybook - Looking Forward

A Simple Woman's Daybook 17th August

Here is the link to Peggy's who is our Hostess for A Simple Womans Daybook. Hop on over and see what some others are doing this week.

Outside My Window ...
Overcast, rainy, windy in gusts and cold day.
I am listening to...
Wind and rain outside.Lunch being packed up. Little girls paying together. Older girls planning blog posts.
Silent reading of the new popular library books: The Squires Tales Series by Gerald Morris.
I think we will have to buy these.

I am Praying and thinking about...
That Stephen goes back to Wangaratta tomorrow early in the morning. time goes so quickly when he is here and never as quick when we are awaiting his return.

I am praying that the 2nd round of advertising leads to a successful sale of the House.

I hope that as we start with the new plans for the coming week that the children will be diligent and enjoy what we have planed.

I am thankful for...
The time Stephen has been home and the time spent together.
Sweet baby Arwen who has a constant smile... as long as we hold her.
Special children who are a delight as they continue to grow and show promise of the men and women they will become.

From the Kitchen...
Breakfast is porridge, hot chocolate milk, coffee
Lunch is salad and sandwiches
Dinner is fried chicken, mashedpotatoes, honey carrots, peas/ Then strawberries and icecream
Morning tea - sultana bread
I am wearing..
Floral skirt, dark red skivvy, black tights and brown blundstone boots.
Makeup and hair in low pony tail.
I am reading...
This is so much easier and quicker ..... link to my Goodreads list (which is also in my right hand side bar)

Looking to the Rhythm of the Liturgical Year...
Trying to plan for the Queenship of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Pius X
Pray the Rosary with Special intentions
Prepare for Sunday's readings
Learn this week's Psalm so it is familiar for Mass
Implement the Divine Mercy Chaplet again and the Angelus

In our learning spaces...
Start our Spiderwick study.
Start the new Geography plans
Insist on Moran and Myffwyn doing their Learning to read lessons.
Daily Nature study
Do the Marionettes and Table puppets...Plan to finish by the end of the week
Continue to help Autumn, Eden, Vellvin and Rogan do more writing on their blogs. I am really happy with this as I think it encourages them to think and write about things that interest them.
Finish the read Assigned reading books

I am almost finished putting all my written plans on to the learning blog so I have it all at my fingertips..
The Science experiments are going really well. The children are enjoying these.
Continue with the younger ones learning with Story sacks and circle time and the activities that "rabbit trail" off this.

Around the house...
Keep the house tidy in the expectation that we will be having prospective buyers coming through soon.
Keep everything really neat and tidy and stay on the schedule of early rising( Well I am trying, the younger and middle children are good and the older ones are getting better) so the order of the day can flow nicely.
Persist in little ones packing up before moving on to new activity. This is going better but still lots of room for improvement.
One of my favourite things at the moment...
The last of the fires and the gathering around them to read and create things as it is starting to warm up.....Spring is in the air.

I will claim a moment for myself...
Work on the Seasons Exchange items for my partner.
Finish the silk Marionettes with Autumn. Start the 'regular' marionettes with Eden and Rogan.
Start the table puppets with who ever wants to them
A few extra plans for the week...
Adjust again to Stephen going and being away
Adjust to more intensive lesson plans aw we start the new lessons
Make sure the children follow their own interests in their free time
Get outside and go for walks together.
Read the Spiderwick Chronicles at night for Read Alouds
Early bird starting for everyone. Practice makes perfect.
A goal for Myself...
Focus on the simple and everyday things with Love and patience.
Here are some picture thoughts for the week... Jessie Wilcox Smith images.
She has always been a favourite as her images reflect the love of children and family life. Two of my most cherished themes.



Christine said...

Jessie Wilcox Smith is one of my favorite children's book artists. :)

The Man Crew said...

Oh my, I DID feel right at home here in your slice of blogland. Thanks so much for sharing your daybook entry with's lovely! I also peeked at your slideshow of your family...such a blessing they must be to you! ENJOY...have a great week!

Anonymous said...

These images are just lovley especially the last medieval one - simply stunning.
I haven't heard of Jessie Wilcox Smith but I'm glad to have now.
God Bless

Gae said...

I have always loved her images. I find them so sweet and yet realistic of a mothers love,
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Hi Gae,
I'll be praying that your home will sell quickly. ☺


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