Friday, August 14, 2009

Simple Woman

Daybook FOR TODAY, Fri. Aug. 14
Outside my window...Is a bright sky with trees dancing ever so softly to the otherwise barely noticeable breeze.

I am thinking...About a few things, actually:

Homeschooling stuff. We're going to officially start kindergarten next week. At the recommendation from my dear priest, I'm mostly using this book as a guide, and am for now using Phonics Pathways for my budding reader, and am still hemming and hawing over math curriculum. I want something with lots of tangible aids like manipulatives. While I make up my mind, lots of games with dry beans and noodles will have to do. And I keep reminding myself, that it's just kindergarten, for crying out loud. And right now, if dear Hannah was with the public school kids, they'd be learning the alphabet.

I'm also thinking about tomorrow, which is the day the Church celebrates the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. And a very special some one's name day!

I am thankful for...a fun visit with friends today, that swim lessons are over for the summer, that ballet class will begin again, the two year old is potty trained (YIPPEE!), for a dear husband, a [very] cozy house, and healthy little ones (not really in any particular order).

From the learning rooms...Well, I think I about covered it above, but, we are learning to read, learning to share and use our words, and learning to sit up - each child from oldest to youngest respectively.

From the kitchen...Tonight it's boring ole' pasta and marinara.

I am wearing...Some jean capris and a turquoise top. And as usual, my hair is in a pony tail.

I am creating...Some silly little sketches with watercolor pencils just for fun.

I am going...To church tomorrow morning, and after we are having what is described on our church website as a "festive breakfast" to break the fast after Liturgy. How fun!

I am reading...Rasputin's Daughter by Robert Alexander, 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, and On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius (with a very wonderful forward by C.S. Lewis).
I am hoping...For this summer to continue to stay as mild as it has been. And for a wonderful weekend.

I am hearing...Hannah doodling on the magnadoodle, the hum of A/C, and funny baby noises.

Around the house...Coloring books, blankets, a few toys , but a mostly tidy space.

One of my favorite things...a nice cold glass of Kombucha Wonder Drink while James has a marathon nap.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Grocery shopping. Last week J and I went together and got a ton of stuff after planning out the week. Our goal was to not have to go shopping all week. And we did it. I LOVED not having to drag the kids to the store this week, not even once. Also, we have a birthday party to go to, and on Sunday a visit from my father in law for some bbq. And it will soon be my my dear mom's birthday!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Sure wish I didn't cut his head off in this one. But, boy oh boy, is he just a tub-o-love!


Blogger Natasha said...

Curious, what got you interested in homeschooling?

5:14 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

whoa boy. that's a post in and of itself. maybe i can tackle that next week. :)

5:41 PM  
Blogger Maria Nichole Ham said...

I'm glad you're homeschooling.

1:40 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

sounds like a lot of nice things! love the pix!

6:33 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

I can't wait to hear what you have to say Lauren. After working in the public schools, I'm pretty sure I don't want my kids to be in it. I'd love to hear your take on it and how it is working out for you and your family.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I think that's just called "close cropping" and not "cutting the head off" - great photo! Look how roly-poly he is!

And, a blessed afterfeast!

1:13 PM  

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