Honiara Woman's Daybook

For Today...Monday, September 19

Outside my window...low, gray clouds and high humidty, it was like running through soup this morning, come on rain!

I am thinking...about my husband and his upcoming workshop in Bangkok.  I'm am so excited for him to have this opportunity.  His schedule is posted on the bulletin board so we can know what he is doing, although I haven't adjusted for the four hour time difference.

From the learning rooms...swinging around the world to discover what was going on outside Europe after the fall of Rome; Sarah - writing a definition essay, continuing to measure area & volume; Benjamin -  scientific and expository writing, math review; Olivia - using vivid vocabulary and avoiding tired words, weight in pounds and ounces; Katherine - Autumn books and activities

I am thankful for...technology.  I feel like a broken record, but the ability to sit down and type in REAL TIME still amazes me.  If we had a better internet connection, I'd be video Skyping every day!  What a gift to be able to keep friends and family close.

From the kitchen...toast, eggs, and cantaloupe for breakfast, then the meal plan took a turn for the worst.  The umalau I meant to use in the green soup had all gone bad, so I moved supper (an enchilada kind of dish from a mix somebody sent us) to lunch, and I think we will just eat watermelon and peanut butter on rice cakes for supper

I am reading...just finished "The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Schafer and Annie Barrows

I am hoping...and praying that we get some answers for Naomi this week.  Vomiting and staying in bed all day isn't very much fun for her.

I am creating...birthday party plans for Katherine (can she be turning four already?!?)

I am hearing...Katherine singing as she swings, the SITAG work crew down below hammering and sawing on some project (so thankful for those guys!)

Around the house...orange, spicy-scented candles to help us pretend that Autumn is on its way

One of my favorite things...grape kool-aid

Pondering these words..."God is not offended by our humaness.  He made us and He knows that we get distracted."  --Marilyn Wilson and Shelly Cook Volkhardt

A few plans for the rest of the week...taking Naomi back to the hospital on Thursday for an abdominal scan and a follow-up appointment with the ENT, hopefully hosting some volunteers that just arrived from Australia if Naomi feels like seven extra people in the house

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...the gorgeous moon setting in the West while the sun rose in the East last week.  Sarah grabbed the camera and snapped away.


Abi's Blog said…
Hi Choate family!
I remember teaching Said is Dead for tired words. :) We always put the "dead tired" words on tombstones for a Halloween bulletin board. :) Said was the first to go. Have fun, Olivia - getting rid of those tired words!
Have a blessed day!
LISA said…
Praying for Aaron's traveling and Naomi to return to good health. You all amaze me in the things you do. Have a blessed week...
The dB family said…
Did you like the Potato Peel Society? It's a very interesting read, isn't it. I love that quote! I've never thought of it that way.

Ann said…
It IS hard to believe you're about to have a four year old! Ah, how time flies! Many prayers coming your way throughout every day, my friend!

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