3/2/11

March Daybook

Outside my window...
Snow, Snow, and more SNOW!!! And frigid temperatures. Winter is still in full force here in Montana.

I am thinking...
that I just posted my February Daybook ~ how can it be March already?

I am thankful for...
so many things. YHVH's blessings can be overwhelming at times. Healthy bodies, a warm home, homeschooling, a good paying job (for my husband), and the assurance of all things in Elohim's hands. Yes, it is overwhelming.

From the learning rooms...
I am longing for warmer weather so we can take school "outside." Planting our garden and exploring God's creation is such a wonderful way to learn. In the meantime, we are doing lots of reading out-loud and copywork. Nicole's reading skills are progressing very nicely. As usual, I am starting to consider curriculum options for next year. Part of me want to stick with what we have started...to stay the course...but part of me is always wanting to try something new. I will be praying about that!

From the kitchen...
I tried several new recipes this month...some wonderful...some not. We made cabbage rolls in the crock-pot last week for Saturday night. Nicole and I loved them...but Dave and Josh did not. Bummer. I also made homemade potato soup last night. It was delicious and even Joshua (my texture sensitive kid) was able to eat his whole bowl. Perfect for snowy winter day!

From the garden...
We have been nursing a pot of rosemary indoors ever since last summer. We had big plans for that rosemary. Sadly, so did the 3 year old...apparently she picked each little precious plant out of the pot and threw it in the trash. I guess she needs a bit more supervision during "play time."

I am creating...
too many unfinished projects! I have a few skirts left to wrap -up and an afghan that needs to be finished. Here's to productivity...one day!

I am going...
too many places for gas to be so expensive!

I am reading...
Through the Bible (I found a new Bible Reading Plan that I really enjoy), Weekly Torah Portions, Liberated through Submission by P.B. Wilson, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Whitney, and A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays by Robin Sampson and Linda Pierce. I am also reading "The Wizard of Oz" to the kids :)

I am hoping...
that everyone in my home will be healthy again ~ soon. My dear husband has pneumonia and he is miserable. The kids battled sickness for about 10 day (each one was sick for about three days, then the next one would get it). Now everyone has healthy amounts of snot. Ewww.

I am hearing...
The dog barking (at who knows what) and the kids playing. There is never a shortage of noise around here!

Around the house...
We finished painting the main areas of the house and they really look great! Other than that, things have fallen a bit behind because of our unending sickness...but I am hoping to be caught up soon!

One of my favorite things...
Elohim's (God's) Word and a warm cup of coffee.

A few plans for the rest of the month...
Piano lessons, wrestling practice, speech therapy and sign language...Oh my! We are also awaiting word on my husband leaving for 6 weeks for work. Good think I learned how to use the snow-blower yesterday!

Nicole:

My precious little girl turns 7 this month. I can hardly believe it. She is such a good helper around the house and a joy to be around. She is almost finished with Book #2 for Awanas and she started piano lessons last week. You can read more about that adventure here. She lost both of her front teeth and has no more loose ones at the moment (thank goodness). I am very proud of Nicole and I am very excited to see what YHVH has planned for her life!

Joshua:

My little man started wrestling this week. It is very challenging for him and seems to highlight his coordination issues...but he is very motivated and excited to learn. My husband has been very impressed that he hung in there through the whole practice each day...when some of the other kids his age sat out when they got tired. This morning he wanted to know if he could have vegetables for breakfast so he could get stronger for wrestling :)

Abigail:
We all hoped that Abigail's "antics" would resolve when she turned 3...but alas...no such luck. She is still Abigail and as much as she makes me crazy....I love her all the more for it! She can be the sweetest, most loving, and fun child on the face of the earth. I just have to focus on those moments and stay strong in training and disciplining her! Abigail is also learning verses for Awanas now...she is officially a "Cubby" and has memorized about 10 verses so far. She loves getting stickers for her book and patches for her vest. I love that she is hiding Yah's Word in her little heart!

A picture for you...


Not a great picture...but a great way to start the school day...Battleship!

Shalom and blessings to each of you,
Leah

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1 comment:

faelih said...

Snowing, really? And here I thought it was already spring. We live in Texas, so our weather is a little bit different here. ;). Oops! I do so miss seeing snow though. It has been quite a while since I've seen the real thing!