Honiara Woman's Daybook

For today...Monday, December 26

Outside my window...cloudy, hot and muggy; bright red lorikeets screaming in the tree tops

I am thinking...it's time for another blog giveaway.  Any requests?

I am wearing...purple flowery pajamas. I do love slow days.

I am thankful...for bloggy friends who minister to my real life friends when I can't be there.  Thanks, Lisa.

I am creating...the rest of Katherine's curriculum for this school year.  Growth cycles of animals and plants, winter and spring books and crafts, honing those fine motor skills, sounding out easy words, rhymes - I love this age!

I am going...to try to listen to 15 minutes of Lavukaleve every day and study my notes more.  Don't want to be embarrassed when we go back and I can't remember very much Lavukaleve.

I am remembering...my grandparents' 61st anniversary today.  Thanks for sticking together through the ups and downs, Grandpa and Grandma!

From the learning rooms...no school until we return to Marulaon in three weeks.

From the kitchen...to start the day, pumpkin bread & cream cheese, along with some Cowboy coffee from my aunt and uncle's shop "Wicks and Wax", Christmas leftovers for lunch, and comforting potato soup tonight

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~Andy Rooney

Around the house...piles accumulating for Marulaon, candles still being added to our advent wreath as we count down to Epiphany, a little cleanup from presents yesterday

Something I want to remember for later...a little girl whispering secrets to her big brother

On my mind...our (Joanna, Sarah, Olivia, and maybe my sister, too) big hair donation day for Locks of Love in May.  If you are going to be in Central Arkansas on Memorial Day Weekend, come join us as one of my former cello student's mom cuts our hair at her salon!

Noticing that...my kids do better with structure, which usually means they do better when school is in session.  Meal plans on the fridge, scheduled days to wash each child's sheets, they are so very good to be flexible while we are packing and moving (again), though.  I'm so proud of them!

Pondering these words..."Missionaries are very human folks just doing what they're asked.  Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody."  ~Jim Elliot

One of my favorite things...yummy ginger orange soap from my sister sitting in my shell dish

A few plans for the rest of the week...rest and play today (watching "Amahl and the Night Vistors" & playing hearts) , working on the "card catalog" for the Educational Resource with another SITAG colleague, and kicking in the packing and planning for our time in Marulaon and continuing to prepare for furlough.  Chipping away...

A picture thought I am sharing with you...Katherine has been enthralled with Mary and Baby Jesus lately.  I hope her love for Jesus only grows.


What a sweet Mary! I am taking Andy Rooney's advice to heart. =D
Abi's Blog said…
Enjoying catching up on your blog on my new laptop - frustrated with setting everything up - virus protection, Office, etc. grrrrrr! Your blog really improved my attitude. :)
Glad you had a Merry Christmas! We are blessed!
The dB family said…
Such a sweet Mary!

I am always amazed at how your children all take the moving back and forth in stride. I am amazed at how YOU take it all in stride too. It makes me think of that quote, "God doesn't call the equipped, but He equips the called."


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