Monday, March 23, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today...Monday, March 23

Outside my is dark and the lights on the boats in the harbor shine brightly, everyone is shutting down for the night

I am thinking...about the question I was asked by a neighbor this weekend "Is that a tatoo on your leg?" She saw the scar on my left leg from the cellulitis last December and thought I had gotten a tatoo! Are you on the floor rolling in laughter yet?

From the learning rooms...Civil War, Clara Barton (the kids loved this), magnetism, the composer Charles Ives (using the fabulous Classics for Kids website), headstands for PE, getting ready for a mini-poetry unit (inspired by World Poetry Day), plenty more but my eyes are getting heavy...

I am thankful for...children who want to make me breakfast in bed, even when they spill half of the ground coffee all over the floor.

From the kitchen...homemade granola and yogurt for breakfast tomorrow...and coffee, can't forget the coffee

I am striped cotton pajamas, bare feet, wet hair still drying before I go to bed

I am reading..."The Farmers on the Hill" a book my sister gave me in 1986 (Do you feel old, sis?). It's a great read aloud set in rural Arkansas just after The Great War.

I am hoping...that Aaron can somehow replace or recharge the batteries in the radio so we can talk with him tomorrow, and that I hear from my mom soon about how my grandmother's surgery went.

I am creating...a more organized database for children's book lists, spurred on by a friend

I am hearing...the whir of the ceiling fans, bugs chirping outside, and the occasional gecko scurrying across the walls

Around the house...children going to sleep, Benjamin comforting Katherine as he pats on her back, all four love sharing a room!

One of my favorite things...waking up really early after a good night's sleep so I have lots of time to drink my coffee and read my Bible.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Aaron should arrive home early Wednesday morning to a big breakfast, and then we'll discuss how quickly we can make it out to Marulaon. Preparing should consume the rest of the week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...
goofy Olivia enjoying the package that came from the States today


Anonymous said...

HI Joanna,
Great to hear all that is happening. We pray that everything goes smoothly for you and the family whilst Aaron is away, and that he is able to get everything done on the house that he wanted to do. Noel's comment upon reading your blog: 'wow! those kids are growing up to be well-rounded-educated kids!' Youre inspiring! (And the question on everyones lips: how do you have access to so many educational books?)

Anonymous said...

Olivia, your Nahna sure does love you.