Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Honiara woman's daybook

For today...Tuesday, October 4

Outside my window...very calm seas, muggy air, clouds gathering, come on rain...

I am thinking...that it was a good choice to delay our return to Marulaon.  One extra week to get Naomi healthy and to buy and mail Christmas presents!

From the learning rooms...last week we enjoyed reading "Two Travelers" by Christopher Manson as we studied about Charlemagne.  Now, we're looking at "The Bayeux Tapestry: The Norman Conquest 1066" by Norman Denny & Joshephine Filmer-Sankey as well as coloring through history with "Kings & Queens of England to Color" and "Knights and Armor Coloring Book".  I'm learning so much right along with the kids.

I am thankful for...the boxes that finally arrived yesterday.  I'm still amazed that after being gone three years, people still remember and love us enough to send boxes!

From the kitchen...eggplant parmesan (from "The New Laurel's Kitchen"), a big green salad, fresh pineapple,  and my new favorite bread, Danish Country Egg Bread from "The Great Scandinavian Baking Book".

I am hoping...to get a lot of furlough plans nailed down before we leave for Marulaon next week.  Plane tickets, housing, vehicle, etc.  God's got a lot of work cut out for him to provide all of these things for us!

I am creating...well, I'm not creating, but I bought lots of colorful gingham and yarn today for my friends in Marulaon to make table covers.  They love color!

I am hearing...the new washing machine that SITAG just installed in this house.  It's huge!  And now I can do laundry in our house instead of walking next door to share a machine.

Around the house...a middle ages timeline on the wall, overripe pineapple in the kitchen waiting to be cut up, two 10 kilo bags of sugar under the bed waiting to go out to Marulaon

One of my favorite things...bags from this mama's shop

Pondering these words...
The fretting friction of our daily life,
Heart-weariness with loving patience born,
The meek endurance of the inward strife,
The painful crown of thorn,
Prepare the heart for God's own dwelling place,
Adorn with sacred loveliness His shrine,
And brighten every inconspicuous grace,
For God alone to shine.
-Mary E. Atkinson

A few plans for the rest of the week...to dig out of my inbox!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...Olivia (my aural learner) reading out loud to me from her perch in a frangipanni tree while I hang out laundry


The dB family said...

Joanna, your girls have such pretty dresses!! I love egg bread too. There's a richness to it that other breads do not have.


P.S. I love SI salad tongs, but since I now have a pair, I won't comment on your above post :o).

Choate Family said...

Deborah, the dresses are all from grandparents. We are so blessed by all of the snail mail that comes our way!