Monday, October 12, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, October 12
Outside my window...the morning sun is filtering through the trees in the backyard, which are still green - but spots of yellow and rust tell me the colors will be changing soon
I am thinking... that TRUTH is a very important concept to understand; and I like R.C. Sproul's definition, that Truth is reality from the perspective of God; who else's perspective is worthy of my trust? ( see next item )
I am thankful for... the 7 high school girls who were at my house last night for our first meeting of The Truth Project small group!
From the learning rooms…Week 10 of Tapestry of Grace, Yr.3 - "John Quincy Adams and Political Realignments"; reading Les Miserables for our high school Rhetoric co-op class; still learning about the geography and culture of South America; working on an American Govt. lapbook; a field trip tomorrow to hear a Holocaust survivor speak about her experiences in Nazi Germany ( not related to our current studies, but you grab the experiences when they are available!)
From the kitchen... my daughter brought me three big bags of apples from a NC mountain orchard - have already baked apple pies, apple crisp, and apple squares; maybe today I'll try apple dumplings!
I am pajamas
I am creating...a support group newsletter that is overdue! I NEED to do something fun and creative though - maybe a fall craft project for the house; my creative juices have been stagnant lately
I am Winston-Salem for the state homeschool volleyball tournament this weekend - GO EAGLES!
I am reading... Mommy Diagnostics, The Naturally Healthy Woman, Naturally Healthy Cuisine, and The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy - all by Shonda Parker and all part of the Family Herbalist course that Amanda and I are working through
I am get my TOG Unit 2 planning done in the next couple of days; better late than never
I am hearing...quiet!
Around the house...the kitchen is still half-painted, so I need to get working on that again; also, I am finally getting out my fall decorations today!
One of my favorite things...the NC State Fair starts this week! we go as a family every year and enjoy the Village of Yesteryear crafts, the gardens, the art exhibits, the cloggers, the animal barns, the FOOD - especially the NC State Univ. Ice Cream!
we skip the rides and carnival games
A few plans for the rest of the week: Prom Committee meeting this afternoon;basketball, volleyball and baseball practices; volleyball tournament; ASU Fall Break starts Thurs. so college kids will be home;
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...
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Daddy's Chick's said...

apple squares . . .please share the recipe. Have a wonderful Monday and a blessed week.

Enjoying Life Together in NC said...

My friend, you say you need to "create" something yet you made how many apple treats? In my book, that counts as "creating"!

If my kids can come with me, I'll help you paint. Just let me know when it would work for you.

Love Bears All Things said...

Yum, apple dumplings. When I was in nursing school and ate in the hospital cafeteria, sometimes that and ice cream was all I had for lunch.
You are a very busy lady and your daybook is full of creativeness.
I like the same things about the Fair that you do. I haven't been to one this year.
Mama Bear

The Man Crew said...

Enjoyed your seem pretty busy and creative to me :) Hope you can get the projects done soon. I would love to see the apple squares recipe as well. Have a great week!

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy? Is there an announcement :-)

NCLighthousekeeper said...

HaHa! Nooo...that's just part of the "curriculum", and something I'll be able to advise my daughters about ... :-)

A Gracious Home said...

I have family in Ashville NC. It's a beautiful state. You sound like a very busy person. The picture you shared is beautiful. Doylene